Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. says tests conducted at Southwest Research Institute (San Antonion, TX) show that CDT's Cleaner Burning Biodiesel fuel blends, its Platinum Plus fuel-borne catalyst (FBC), and a lightly catalyzed diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) together produced emission reductions of 51 percent particulates (PM) and 9 percent NOx versus baseline emissions from standard No. 2D fuel. Typical biodiesel blends can increase NOx by two to four percent, according to CDT President and Chief Operating Officer James Valentine.
The reduction equates to more than 100 lbs. per year of regulated pollutants from a typical school bus and more than 200 lbs. per year for a local delivery vehicle, according to Valentine.