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2013-02-07

ALTERNATIVE FUELS * UK & USA

* UK - Authorities step up fight against hauliers using dodgy diesel


London,EN,UK -Commercial Motor, by Roger Brown -5 February 2013: -- HMRC, Vosa and the traffic commissioners (TCs) are stepping up their fight against fuel laundering and hauliers who use rebated diesel... Last year HMRC discovered 25 fuel laundering sites in the UK - 22 of them in Northern Ireland... More than 14 tonnes of toxic waste have been removed from an industrial unit in Co Armagh after HMRC discovered a green diesel laundering plant. Officers from HMRC and the police service of Northern Ireland searched the units in the Jonesborough area and discovered a 40ft underground tanker, large quantities of illicit fuel, a quantity of bleaching earth - used to launder the diesel. The plant, estimated to be capable of producing 25 million litres of illicit fuel a year evading over £18 million in taxes and duty, was dismantled...


* Texas - Re-refined oil gets Detroit engine approval 

 Richardson,TXS,USA -Fleet Owner -12 Feb 2013: -- The recycled and re-refined EcoPower 10W-30 CJ-4/SM diesel engine oil developed by Safety-Kleen Systems recently gained approval for use in diesel engines built by Detroit, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)... Curt Knapp, executive VP-marketing and oil re-refining Sales for Safety-Kleen, said the approval includes Series 50, Series 60, MBE 4000, MBE 900 and HDEP engines equipped with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems and diesel particle filters (DPF) as specified in 93K218... Knapp added that EcoPower’s 10W-30 CJ-4/SM oil is also been approved by or meets the requirements of Cummins, Caterpillar, Mack, Mercedes-Benz, Navistar and Volvo... Rodney Walker, technical director for Safety-Kleen, added that the 10W-30 CJ-4/SM EcoPower blend can boost fuel economy by as much as 1.5% compared to using EcoPower’s 15W-40 CJ-4/SM formulation...

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