Cummins Inc is making an investment of $400,000 to help underwrite a public-private partnership, the Seattle Diesel Solutions Program, designed to demonstrate the ability to retrofit existing fleets of diesel engines to improve emissions. When fully operational, the aftertreatment system used in Seattle WA municipal fleets will result in particulate emissions reductions of near 90% from current levels. The Seattle metro fleet has more than 800 Cummins engines.
A distributor, Cummins Northwest, together with Cummins' wholly owned subsidiary, Nelson, has been instrumental in specifying and packaging the soot filters. Cummins Northwest joins other partners in the Seattle Diesel Solutions Program including: the Boeing Co, Tosco Refining, USEPA, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, the City of Seattle, King County, the Manufacturers of Emissions Controls Association, and the Diesel Technology Forum.