Clean Diesel Technology
As global concern for air quality intensifies, Corning continues to provide engine and vehicle manufacturers with new and increasingly effective diesel and automotive technologies to help prevent harmful emissions from polluting the air. Corning’s diesel particulate filters and substrates are applied to emissions control systems to reduce particulate matter, carbon, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides released into the atmosphere.
Governments around the world have enacted emissions regulations. The tightest regulations are in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. These regulations impact passenger cars, buses, trucks and many other vehicles.
Did you know?
- The U.S. EPA estimates that retrofitting 10,000 diesel engines with particulate filters would eliminate roughly 15,000 tons of harmful pollution each year – that’s equal to the weight of nearly 13 economy-size passenger cars or more than 100 full-size refrigerators.
- Diesel vehicles consume less fuel than those that run on gasoline and emit less carbon dioxide, helping to keep the environment cleaner.
- Diesel engines are important throughout the world, known for their long-term durability and high fuel efficiency. They are most commonly thought of as work engines in the U.S., and as the power behind European and Asian passenger cars