Sept. 8., 2014—The Environmental Protection Agency held a Diesel Technology Forum at its recent annual West Coast Collaborative meeting, Sept. 4–5 in San Francisco.
The meeting discussed the benefits of the technology, as a near zero emission option for the automotive industry.
“Clean diesel is a national success story, and for the last 10 years, the West Coast Collaborative has played a key role in bringing stakeholders together,” said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum. “This will form a solid foundation for the future as attention shifts to increasing the penetration of new technology diesel engines and reducing carbon dioxide (C02) along with smog-precursor NOx. The inherent efficiencies of diesel technology coupled with the use of more renewable fuels and technology advances ensure it a continued key role in the future for California and beyond.”
Schaeffer appeared on a Clean Technologies Panel with Erik White, chief of the mobile source control division of the California Air Resources Board, and representatives of CALSTART and the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition. The Panel was moderated by Dr. Matt Miyasato, deputy executive officer of the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
More than 100 people attended the Collaborative’s annual Partner’s Meeting, which was hosted by Environmental Protection Agency Regions 9 and 10. The Collaborative is a public-private partnership between leaders of federal, state and local government, the private sector, academia and environmental groups dedicated to the reduction of diesel emissions and advancing clean air technologies and practices. The Collaborative is part of the National Clean Diesel Campaign.