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CDT Tests Emissions-reduction Capabilities of Biodiesel Blend.

Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (CDT) recently announced that results of testing of its new "Cleaner Burning Biodiesel" fuel blend produced emissions reductions of 23 percent particulates and five percent NOx compared to standard on-highway diesel fuel. The company noted that the testing was conducted at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) on a 1991 certified Cummins 8.3-liter, medium-duty engine "typical of school buses and delivery fleets."

According to CDT, the new biodiesel formulation is a blend of No. 1D commercial pipeline-grade kerosene and 20 percent biodiesel, together with the company's patented Platinum Plus fuel-borne catalyst.

"This blend actually beat a commercial ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD) in reducing particulate matter (PM), NOx and CO, and was close to the performance of ULSD in reducing hydrocarbon emissions," said CDT president and COO James Valentine.

The company also noted that the biodiesel "enhances the lubricity of the No. 1D, and the No. 1D helps improve the cold-weather performance of the biodiesel."

Tested at SwRI in conjunction with a new catalyzed wire-mesh filter (CWMF), CDT said the biodiesel blend reduced PM, HC and CO by more than 75 percent, with NOx reduced by five percent.

Contact: James Valentine, CDT, phone 203-327-7050, website

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Title Annotation:Clean Diesel Technologies Inc.; Cleaner Burning Biodiesel
Publication:Mobile Emissions Today
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 5, 2004
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