The National labs and industry partners continue to publish information on VW eligible Mitigation technologies, emission reductions, operational costs and energy security benefits. Here are some recently announced.
ROUSH CleanTech has created a three-minute video to explain NOx emissions, why they need to be reduced and how the topic pertains to the Volkswagen Settlement and billions of dollars in funding and its focus on NOx reduction.
In addition, The Alternative Fuels and Data Center (AFDC) has recently published a list of 2018 OEM alternative fuel vehicles. Click here to download the information.
NGVAmerica states that the newest natural gas engines with Near-Zero or “Zero Emissions Equivalent” technology produce 90% fewer NOx emissions than the current standard. In fact, the cleanest heavy-duty truck engine in the world is powered by natural gas. And when fueled with renewable natural gas, it produces up to 115% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel counterparts well-to-wheel.
Electric vehicles have zero emissions out the tailpipe, but for a well to wheel look at emissions from all electric vehicles, the NREL has developed a tool to tell you, by state, the feedstock used in electric generation. Check out this page to check Indiana’s feedstock sources compared to the nation’s feedstocks. Additional information on well vs wheel for Evs can also be found on the page.
The VW Mitigation Trust Fund was created to target Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), a group of gases called nitrogen oxides (NOx). While these gases are harmful to human health and the environment, NO2 is of greater concern. NO2 primarily gets in the air from the burning of fuel. NO2 forms from emissions from cars, trucks and buses, power plants, and off-road equipment. To learn more about health and environmental impact of Nox, follow the link below.
To learn about Nox emissions visit: https://www.epa.gov/no2-pollution
Greater Indiana Clean Cities will continue to provide information as it is published.