Caterpillar demonstrates clean diesel solution for President Bush


Caterpillar Inc. showed President Bush the clean diesel technology that it will use to meet the stringent 2007 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions standards for on-highway truck and bus engines.

Utilizing a Cat C13 engine with ACERT technology, the company displayed a 2007 emissions-compliant truck at an event in West Point, Va. Caterpillar invested more than $1 billion in research and development for ACERT to meet the 2007 emissions standards, according to Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar group president.

ACERT is a differentiated, breakthrough technology that reduces emissions at the point of combustion. All Caterpillar on-highway truck and bus engines now in production are equipped with ACERT technology.