Diesel Technology Forum expands scope, evolves into Engine Technology Forum
The board of directors of the Diesel Technology Forum announced that, effective Oct. 2, the DTF has evolved into the Engine Technology Forum Inc.
Building off of two-plus decades of success around the transformation of diesel technology, the scope, mission and vision of the organization have expanded.
This change recognizes the new opportunities and challenges for diesel as well as other internal combustion engines and fuels in powering key sectors of the global economy while contributing to reduced greenhouse gases (GHG) and other emissions.
“Internal combustion engines (ICE) like diesel, gasoline and natural gas are the fundamental power behind our economy and mobility,” said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of ETF. “Continued innovations in efficiency, lower emissions, new engine designs, and new fuels offer tremendous promise for the future of ICE technology and helping meet our societal goals.”
The new Engine Technology Forum is a place for fact-based discussions as well as debate about all options for meeting our energy, environmental and economic goals.
ETF will work with all stakeholders including government, industry, environmental and community groups seeking solutions to reduce GHG and other emissions.
ETF’s work encompasses freight transport, agriculture, construction, mining and other industrial and commercial applications.
“There are many pathways to a reduced-carbon future, and we should embrace all of them,” Schaeffer said. “Some technologies like internal combustion engines and cleaner fuels are more certain and available today, while others may hold greater promise for the future. Members of the new ETF are leaders in both advanced internal combustion engines and zero-emissions technologies that provide the best solutions for their customers.”
ETF’s members represent all aspects of internal combustion engine industry including engine, vehicle and equipment manufacturers, emissions control and other component suppliers, as well as petroleum, renewable fuel producers, specialty-chemical companies along with their allied organizations.
Through education, outreach, research and collaboration, ETF, a 501c(6) organization, will raise awareness that internal combustion engines, vehicles, equipment and technology using renewable and other fuels are valued options that can contribute to decarbonizing key sectors of the economy.
The forum will share news about the innovations in internal combustion engines, vehicles, technology and fuels through its various educational outreach campaigns, events and its new website.
Engine Technology Forum members include AGCO, Caterpillar, Chevron Renewable Energy Group, Clean Fuels Alliance America, Cummins, FPT Powertrain Technologies, General Motors, Innospec, Isuzu, John Deere, Johnson Matthey, Kubota Engine America, mtu—a Rolls-Royce solution, Neste, Stanadyne, Stellantis, Tenneco, Umicore, Volvo, Western States Petroleum Association, and Yanmar.