Emerging Near Zero-Emissions Natural Gas Engines
On March 5, 2014, SoCalGas® and the Coalition for Clean Air hosted a webinar addressing a new report written by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates for SoCalGas that identifies how near zero-emissions natural gas-fueled heavy-duty vehicles can provide a viable pathway in helping California achieve its air-quality and climate-protection goals.
Industry and air pollution control agency experts discussed the latest natural gas engine technologies, research and development projects and heavy-duty engines powered by natural gas as the foundation of the state’s strategy to clean up smog, eliminate diesel particulates and reduce the state’s greenhouse gas footprint.
- Pathways to Near Zero-Emission Natural Gas Heavy-duty Vehicles (PDF) – Cliff Gladstein, president, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates – Overview of how near zero-emission natural gas engine technologies can play a major role in helping California achieve its air-quality and climate-protection goals
- Heavy-Duty Engines and Air Quality (PDF) – Matt Miyasato, deputy executive officer for science and technology advancement, South Coast Air Quality Management District – Discusses Southern California’s air quality and emissions reduction goals and the results of current natural gas engine funding programs and R&D efforts
- Low-Emission Natural Gas Engines (PDF) – Mark Walls, senior research engineer, Southwest Research Institute – Covers the latest natural gas heavy-duty engine technologies under development that further reduce emissions
- Approach and Changes of Near-Zero NOx Emissions in Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engines (PDF) – Stephen Ptucha, director, product management & planning, Cummins Westport – Discusses the current status and expanding availability of its near-zero NOx engine product line
Please read the complete report: Pathways to Near Zero-Emission Natural Gas Heavy-Duty Vehicles (PDF) or a brief overview of the report here.