29 January 2010
Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) received emission certification from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 2010 engines with urea-SCR (selective catalytic reduction) technology. The engines of DDC, a Daimler Company, are intended for use in heavy-duty trucks.
The SCR technology is used under the name BlueTec at Daimler Trucks. The BlueTec-equipped DD13, DD15, and DD16 engines from DDC also improve fuel efficiency by up to 5% compared to the engines from 2007.
The engine- and vehicle-development engineers at Daimler Trucks collaborated on this technology, applying their European experience. Daimler, one of the early advocates of the SCR technology, launched Euro IV and Euro V SCR-equipped trucks in Europe in 2005. Since that time, more than 260,000 trucks and buses with BlueTec have hit the road in Europe.