Heavy Duty Trucking

SEP 2014

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one short phrase, according to Bio: It's clean, simple and safe. Clean: DME can easily be pro- duced from North America's abun- dant supply of natural gas or a variety of sustainable domestic sources, giv- ing it the potential to reduce energy dependency. Combustion of DME produces ultra-low emissions and no soot, removing the need for a diesel particulate filter. Also, DME doesn't contain sulfur and poses no harm to the environment. It's non-toxic and biodegradable, and it will not contaminate soil or water. Simple: Only minor engine modi- fications are necessary for a Volvo D13 diesel engine to run on DME. DME is similar to propane, making it easier and cheaper to handle, store, and dispense. There's no need for cryogenic or high-pressure storage, and DME tanks are considerably The ISX12 G dedicated 12 liter natural gas engine delivers the Class 8 power and performance that drivers appreciate. Quiet operation, the f exibility to fuel with CNG or LNG, and simple, maintenance-free aftertreatment make the ISX12 G the natural choice for long haul, regional haul truck, vocational, and refuse applications. Available from leading truck manufacturers, and supported by the Cummins Service network for parts, training, and warranty. Learn more about the ISX12 G at: cumminswestport.com Class 8 Power & Performance with Natural Gas Circle 105 on Reader Action Card 78 HDT • SEPTEMBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com ALTERNATIVE FUEL Since DME has about half the energy content of diesel fuel, a typical DME- powered truck will be a daycab with a 600-mile range.

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