Heavy Duty Trucking

SEP 2014

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lighter and less complex than CNG or LNG tanks. Safe: Along with being non- toxic, DME is non-carcinogenic and already used as an aerosol propellant in cosmetics and other household products. Putting it to the test The test vehicles have been hauling fuel for Martin Energy Services since June 2013, but they aren't the only testing Volvo has been doing. "We're nearing a million miles of testing globally across a number of customer vehicles and test vehicles in various development stages," Bio says. U.S. test locations include North Carolina, where Volvo Trucks' North American headquarters is located, and customer operations in Califor- nia and Texas. A second pilot test, which is be- ing developed in conjunction with Safeway and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, will test the DME-propelled haulers on California highways. The project pro- posal was submitted to the pollution- control agency solicitation through its technology advancement program. "Our air quality situation in 2008, when we developed our ozone plan to attain the 1996 standard, showed 2013 NORTH AMERICAN HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLE CHEMICAL AFTERMARKET NEW PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARD Prestone also offers Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) for your Heavy Duty Vehicles. www.PrestoneCommand.com • (888) 282-8960 Email: OrdersPrestoneCommand@Prestone.com With patented anticorrosion formulas, Prestone Command ® offers improved engine protection for any heavy duty engine and is compatible with any heavy duty coolant. Frost & Sullivan has recognized Prestone Command ® as a true innovator, with its advanced technologies that offer increased value and ROI through decreased truck maintenance costs. PRESTONE PRODUCTS CORPORATION, 1900 West Field Court, Lake Forest, IL 60045 ©2014 Prestone Products Corporation *Frost & Sullivan provides market research and analysis to global industry leaders from key industries, including Automotive and Transportation. "Prestone Command ® line of heavy-duty antifreeze offers an innovative solution to feet owner-operators looking to improve their ROI for maintenance expenses by providing several advanced formulations to meet a variety of needs." — Frost & Sullivan* Taking Command of Maintenance Costs Requires Prestone Command ® Premium Antifreeze/Coolant ANYWHERE. ANYTIME. ANY ENGINE.™ to meet a variety of needs." Circle 247 on Reader Action Card that we could not meet that standard by 2023," says Kevin Wing, senior air quality specialist, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. Wing and his team are excited by this DME project for multiple reasons: DME burns like diesel, it has an emis- sions profile that is much more like natural gas, and it does not require as high a pressure to stay liquefied. "Another big advantage is that it can be produced from biogas, which gives us no net increase in our NOx emissions," Wing says. Volvo and Oberon Fuels continue to research how DME will perform on the national, and global, alt-fuel stage. "We're working hard to get DME included in the alternative fuels conversation. The biggest issue is that most policy makers are not aware of DME," concluded Hicks. n www.truckinginfo.com SEPTEMBER 2014 • HDT 79 "We're continuing to work toward commercialization and anticipate low-volume production in 2017." — Frank Bio, Volvo Trucks

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