Having recently completed more than 25 million miles of testing with its BlueTec emissions control system, Detroit Diesel Corporation has filed applications with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resource Board (CARB) for 2010 certification of Detroit Diesel DD13 and DD15 engines with BlueTec emissions control systems. The company will apply for DD16 certification later in October.
The applications submitted by Detroit Diesel provide the EPA and CARB with test results and documentation required to validate that the engine systems are in compliance with new 2010 emissions standards set by the EPA in December 2000 and CARB in October 2001. The US standards for 2010 are the most stringent emissions standards in the world, and reduce two of the most detrimental pollutants, nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter, to near-zero levels at the tailpipe.
Detroit Diesel chose selective catalytic reduction (SCR) as the primary technology to meet the EPA 2010 emissions regulations. SCR has proven to be an effective means to reduce NOx emissions and the only proven technology for meeting the EPA 2010 standards as measured at the tailpipe.