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DTF: renewable diesel key for tech development

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With national and international policies moving toward a low carbon, sustainable future, advanced clean diesel technologies and the emergence of low emission renewable diesel fuel are leading to the continued growth in diesel's dominance in the transportation and off-road sectors.

In a presentation to the Renewable Diesel Seminar in San Francisco, Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, outlined how renewable diesel fuels build on the success of the near-zero diesel engine and emission control systems – the clean diesel system. The seminar was hosted by the Neste Corporation, the world's leading supplier of renewable diesel, with additional presentations by officials from the San Francisco Department of the Environment, City of Oakland, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

"Diesel engines remain the workhorse of the global economy and have evolved to retain that position in the future," Schaeffer said. "New clean diesel technology across all applications has now transformed to achieve near-zero emissions, while still maintaining an efficiency advantage over other energy sources.

"As we work toward a sustainable future, the utilisation of advanced renewable diesel fuels enhances all diesel performance and ensures diesel's long-term suitability for helping achieve environmental, energy, climate and sustainability goals of nations, states, cities and fleets."

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