New Diesel Retrofit Online Forum Provides Updated News, Information On Cleaning Diesel Emissions
ISELIN, NJ, February 15, 2007 – BASF Catalysts, a leading provider of diesel emissions control technology, has launched www.dieselretrofitdaily.com – a new, 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,” said Frank Ardite, Commercial Director, Heavy Duty Diesel at BASF Catalysts. “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. Dieselretrofitdaily.com is a resource for anyone interested in retrofit strategies for cleaning diesel emissions.”
Diesel retrofit programs are being successfully implemented across the U.S. and around the world. Dieselretrofitdaily.com 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 www.dieselretrofitdaily.com.
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 www.dieselretrofitdaily.com and visitors to the site will be able to comment on the findings.
BASF Catalysts, a division of BASF Corporation, is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics, adsorbents and other products.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. As a reliable partner to virtually all industries, BASF’s intelligent system solutions and high-value products help its customers to be more successful. BASF develops new technologies and uses them to open up additional market opportunities. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, thus contributing to a better future. BASF has over 95,000 employees and posted sales of more than €42.7 billion (approximately $50.4 billion) in 2005. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA), New York (BF) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.