Low Emissions Diesel Truck Engine Created

MUNICH, Germany, Dec. 8 (UPI) — German scientists say they have developed a diesel truck engine that emits barely measurable emissions.

Researchers at the Technical University Muenchen, led by Professor Georg Wachtmeister, say they’ve also developed a probe that allows them to take samples directly from the combustion chamber while the engine is running. That, they hope, will allow them to determine precisely how soot forms, with the aim of developing new methods for emissions control.

The researchers said their goal is to design and fine-tune their engine so it complies with new European Union emission limits without resorting to a catalytic converter.

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