As national priorities have been focused both on reducing fuel consumption and improving air quality, attention has increased on reducing emissions from many types of vehicles, including light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty diesel-powered vehicles. Meeting the recently promulgated (and proposed) emission standards and simultaneously increasing fuel economy will pose especially difficult challenges for diesel-powered vehicles and will require the development of new emission-reduction technologies. In response to a request from the director of OHVT, the National Research Council formed the Committee on Review of DOE's Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies to conduct a broad, independent review of its research and development (RaD) activities.... (fuel economy is the primary reason diesel engines are the power plants of choice for medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks). ... The work at Sandia has the potential of providing knowledge and tools that will help solve critical problems in a longer time frame (2007-2010). ... Engine Company to study NOX control in after-treatment systems and catalyzed soot filters and one with Ford-Visteon to study NOanbsp;...
|Title||:||Review of the U.S. Department of Energy's Heavy Vehicle Technologies Program|
|Author||:||Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Committee on Review of DOE's Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2000-11-01|