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Diesel Technology Forum supports EPA clean school bus funding

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The Diesel Technology Forum has issued a statement in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent announcement that it has awarded more than US$7.7 million in funding to replace or retrofit 401 diesel school buses.

Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, said: “These funds will enable school districts to acquire the most advanced, reliable and efficient technology that will deliver kids to school in clean air and energy-saving style […] We expect that like in previous years, over 90% of these transit agencies will choose clean diesel over other fuel types.

“School transportation officials recognise that new technology diesels not only are more reliable and available than alternative fuels, but that they also have low-emissions and cost far less, helping keep more school funds in the classrooms than on the parking lots.

“New clean diesel buses have advanced to the point that they have reduced NOx and particulate matter emissions by as much as 95% compared to the older buses they will replace.”

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