Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Monitoring, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D), Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Transport>Vehicle type>Heavy-duty vehicles
Agency:Department of the Environment and Energy
Funding:AUD 2.76 million (Australian Government)

The emissions test facility was commissioned in operation in September 2009. The first project for the facility was cetane and load effects project undertaken for DEWHA (now SEWPaC) with the data feeding into a review of the National Automotive Fuel Standards, providing up-to-date information on the performance of biofuel and synthetic diesels, as well as input data to the NTC review of truck GVM limits on the Hume Highway. The facility has also been used on a commercial basis to support fuel majors and additive providers with the development of products, and also for the development of low emission on-road truck solutions. The facility remains operational today and is unique in Australia as the only heavy duty engine dynamometer facility capable of transient emissions testing; the type of testing called for in the latest applicable Australian Design Rules, ADR80/03. The transient capability allows engine testing which closely replicates on-vehicle and in-field operations, as required by initiatives such as the Diesel NEPM which is due for review.

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Transport

date effective: 2009 (1 September)

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