BASF launches online forum for diesel retrofits

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BASF Catalysts, a provider of diesel emissions control technology, has launched www.dieselretrofitdaily.com, a website featuring updates on diesel retrofit technology, programs, regulations and funding, as well as online discussions about cleaning emissions from existing diesel trucks and buses.

“This new website will provide anyone interested in cleaning diesel emissions with independent and frequently updated information on the latest developments in retrofits,” says Frank Ardite, commercial director of heavy-duty diesel at BASF Catalysts, based in Iselin, N.J. “Retrofits are one of the most cost-effective ways to cut harmful diesel pollution, but municipal officials, school transportation administrators, diesel fleet operators, government regulators and others often lack the information they need to maximize today’s technologies. This website is a resource for anyone interested in retrofit strategies for cleaning diesel emissions.”

Diesel retrofit programs are being successfully implemented across the United States and around the world. The website provides news on these programs – such as the technology used, funding sources and results – and allows site users to share their knowledge by posting comments and questions. The site also offers users the option to sign up for an RSS feed to receive retrofit news delivered to their desktops as soon as it is posted on the website.

Additional opportunities for education and dialogue are planned. Upcoming events include a survey of school transportation officials that will investigate their efforts to cut emissions from diesel school buses. This is the first in a planned series of surveys of various constituencies interested in reducing diesel pollution. Results will be posted on the website, and visitors to the site will be able to comment on the findings.