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How VW's Diesel Engine Debacle Will Impact Farmers
Posted on 12 Nov 2015 by Todd Janzen

Volkswagen (VW) has been in the news lately after university researchers discovered its "clean diesel" emissions were as much as 40 times higher than EPA regulations allowed. VW apparently programmed its engine control unit (ECU) software to... Read More

Mixing water with diesel fuel may decrease air pollution, but the right surfactant is key
Posted on 19 Jun 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

As noted in prior posts, diesel engines have had a well established reputation for producing particulates, oxides of nitrogen (an important ingredient in smog), and odor. With the recent requirement for the use of low-sulfur fuel in improved diesel engines... Read More

Because some ships may be less carbon intensive than others, customers can influence emissions
Posted on 16 Dec 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

"If the shipping industry were a country, it would be the sixth-biggest industrial carbon emitter in the world. Whereas big countries have plans for cutting emissions, shipping does not. The UN climate talks in Cancún are unlikely to change... Read More