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Working to build diesel engines that comply with 2004 emissions standards, Caterpillar developed its ACERT technology...

December 01, 2003

CaterpillarWorking to build diesel engines that comply with 2004 emissions standards, Caterpillar developed its ACERT technology, which attains the goal by refining air-management, combustion and electronics systems, combined with catalytic-converter after-treatment. The result, says the company, is a proprietary technology, used only by Caterpillar, that provides effective emissions control without compromising fuel economy, performance, reliability or resale value. ACERT technology incorporates 247 new patents.

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