The Southeast Diesel Collaborative is a voluntary, public-private partnership involving leaders from Federal, State and Local government, the private sector and other stakeholders throughout the southeast working to reduce diesel emissions.
Major Fleets Save Millions with Fuel Efficiency Tech in Up Front Fourteen fleets operating more than 53,000 tractors and 160,000 trailers achieved fuel savings of $477 million in 2014 by adopting a variety of fuel efficiency technologies, according to the Annual Fleet Fuel Study released by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). NACFE…Continue Reading
Wrightspeed Adds ‘Fulcrum’ Turbine Addition Makes ‘Route’ Extended-Range Driveline 100% Proprietary, Will Speed the Transition of Road Vehicles to Turbine Power, Firm Says “Powerful like a jet, and clean like a windmill,” says California’s Wrightspeed, describing the new, fuel-versatile Fulcrum turbine engine it’s making an intrinsic part of its Route brand plug-in hybrid electric driveline…Continue Reading
Audi has successfully made diesel fuel from carbon dioxide and water Carbon-neutral diesel is now a reality. FIONA MACDONALD German car manufacturer Audi has reportedly invented a carbon-neutral diesel fuel, made solely from water, carbon dioxide and renewable energy sources. And the crystal clear ‘e-diesel’ is already being used to power the Audi A8 owned…Continue Reading
Energy Fuels Redeem RNG for UPS Three California Stations to Provide About 1.5 Million Gallons per Year UPS said at ACT Expo 2015 in Dallas today that it’s agreed with Clean Energy Fuels to purchase Redeem brand renewable natural gas, and that UPS fueling stations in Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles are to begin pumping…Continue Reading
EPA: Light-Duty Automakers Surpassing Emissions Standards For the second consecutive model year, the light-duty automotive industry outperformed the national greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions standards by a wide margin, according to a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Overall industry compliance in model-year 2013 was 12 grams/mile – or 1.4 mpg – better than…Continue Reading
Volvo Invests in Developer of Truck Platooning System Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, has invested in Peloton Technology, a California-based developer of a truck platooning system designed to help deliver safety and fuel savings to fleets in the trucking industry. The investment amount was not disclosed. According to Volvo, Peloton’s…Continue Reading
Over the past decade, our coalition has been involved in one way or another with the SEDC. It is an excellent collection of people who are interested in making air quality in the southeastern U.S. better!
All kinds of different technologies, fuels, fleets come together through focus groups and the annual meeting in late summer -which is not to be missed. It’s even possible for different mascot breeds like Volunteers and Gamecocks to get along at the meetings!
In each of the eight states covered by the Southeast Collaborative, schools, local governments, fleets, ports and communities have benefited from the diesel modernization and replacement projects supported by the Collaborative and EPA.