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CTI organizing Vehicle Emissions Reduction Conference: Criteria Pollutants and CO2

The Car Training Institute (CTI) is organizing a conference on vehicle emission reduction—including both criteria pollutants and CO2—on 16-20 May 2011 in Detroit, MI.

Regulators are requiring that Light-duty gasoline and diesel engine and emissions technology are needed to address the regulatory requirements that both criteria pollutants and CO2 emissions be substantially reduced in the next 10 years from both light duty and heavy duty vehicles. The California Air Resources Board is proposing LEV III standards that tighten current US passenger car pollutants by 70% or more. The US EPA will follow, the organizers note..

One day of the conference will be dedicated to provide an update on these cutting edge technologies. Similarly, a second day will be dedicated to update participants on the evolving technologies on heavy-duty diesel PM and NOx control.

The new emission of concern is CO2. Light-duty and heavy-duty CO2 regulations are tightening 20-30% over the next six or seven years. The regulations are demanding, and engine and fuels technologies are being developed to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption in both sectors. A third day will be devoted to these technologies.

The organizers are welcoming contributions that describe the latest vehicle, engine or aftertreatment technologies that address either (or both) criteria pollutants or fuel consumption in the light-duty or heavy-duty sectors. They are interested in both short and long term approaches at either the system or component level for gasoline or diesel engines, notes Dr. Tim Johnson of Corning (for the Advisory Board).



The regulations are demanding, and engine and fuels technologies are being developed to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption in both sectors.

Although not lockstep - it is an axiom that when fuel consumption decreases - so does CO2. So why must we waste billions on a new metric? To what profitable end??

Regulation should focus on two real areas: fuel consumption and toxic emissions harmful to human health. Period.

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