DTF's Website Includes Videos of Industry and Government Leaders Speaking About Clean Diesel Technology

The Diesel Technology Forum's website now includes several videos from the past year of industry and government leaders discussing the need and opportunities for clean diesel technology.

As diesel’s importance to the U.S. economy, transportation system and environment continues to expand throughout the nation, a diverse selection of “thought leaders” share their opinions on the state of clean diesel technology in a video collection compiled on the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) website.

In addition, DTF has posted a number of videos that include industry, environmental, economic and state leaders commenting on the environmental progress of clean diesel technology and the public policy challenges that lie ahead as the U.S. moves toward a clean energy economy and “all-of-the-above” energy strategy. They were recorded at a variety of events including those with:

Diesel Technology Forum Video Library

The Diesel Technology Forum Video Library also includes numerous other special events with federal and state officials (including former President George W. Bush witnessing the Diesel Technology Forum “white hanky” test), and segments regarding diesel automobiles, heavy-duty trucks, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, generators and biodiesel.

Diesel Industry “Thought Leaders”

The “thought leader” videos include:

  • Tana Utley, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL        
  • Dr. John Wall, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Cummins Inc., Columbus, IN
  • David McKenna, Director, Powertrain Sales & Marketing, Mack Trucks, Greensborough, NC
  • Carlton Self, Product Marketing Specialist, AGCO, Duluth, GA

2012 New Technology Diesel – Clean Air for California Technology Showcase

The DTF website includes video from the 2012 New Technology Diesel – Clean Air for California Technology Showcase and press conference held on February 28, 2012 in Sacramento, CA with California Air Resources Board officials and diesel industry representatives. Participants included:

  • Mary D. Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board
  • James Goldstene, Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board
  • Tana Utley, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Product Development and Global Technology, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Dr. John Wall, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Cummins Inc.
  • Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director, Diesel Technology Forum
  • Jed Mandel, President, Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association

Diesel Powers the U.S. Economy Press Conference – National Press Club

At a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on September 28, 2011, the Diesel Technology Forum unveiled a new report authored by Aspen Environmental Group and M.Cubed which detailed the diesel industry's current contribution to the economy and its evolution as a sustainable, green, high value added industry. The participants were:

  • Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director, Diesel Technology Forum
  • Dr. Richard McCann, Aspen Environmental Group (Prime author of the report)

Clean Diesel 10 - U.S. EPA's National Clean Diesel Campaign Conference in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hosted Clean Diesel 10 to highlight the National Clean Diesel Campaign on October 19, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

Press Conference Part I – The cooperative working relationship in developing clean diesel technology:

  • Margo Oge, Environmental Protection Agency, Director of Transportation and Air Quality
  • Richard Kassel, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Srikanth Padmanabhan, Cummins Inc.

Press Conference Part II:

  • Patrick Charbonneau, Navistar
  • Brad M. Williamson, Daimler Trucks North America
  • Media question and answer session and clean diesel “white hanky” exhaust test

Federal officials and industry highlight the clean air accomplishments of the past 10 years.  Speakers include:

Shari Wilson, Maryland Secretary of Environment

Peg Hanna, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 

Brian Barnes, South Carolina Dept. of Health and Environmental Control

National Conference of State Legislatures 2010 Legislative Summit in Louisville, KY

The DTF website also includes perspectives on clean diesel technology from elected state officials ranging from Alaska to Georgia regarding diesel’s important role to various state economies and industries throughout the U.S.

  • Alaska State Senator Linda Menard
  • Arkansas State Representative Randy Stewart
  • Georgia State Senator Ross Tolleson
  • Kansas State Representative Melvin Neufeld
  • Kentucky State Representative Ron Crimm
  • Maine State Senator Deborah Simpson
  • New Jersey State Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula
  • Utah State Representative Todd Kiser