As usual, the editorial staff released a video to introduce Diesel International 3/2021, the third of six issues of the magazine to be released in the current year. The e-magazine is available at this link.

Let’s start with the John Deere 18-litre that was awarded Diesel of the Year 2021. Michael Lefebvre reported on the knowledge and passion that went into it. Sustainability? Yes, even among yachts it must be right now! This is what the first leg of the Sustainable Powertrain Tour revealed.

AB and Stirling Cryogenics, biomasses and hydrogen. Hatz is (nearly) immune to Covid. Anyway, it feels good. Hybrids, and H-series, are intriguing OEMs. A ‘bit off-road generation’: 9 litres Cummins Diesel engine for Soilmec’s drilling, FPT Industrial F28 biomethane engine for His Wine Majesty made by Barolo grapes. 

Diesel International 3/2021: cover story and lengthy marine chapter

Comparisons: industrial engines between 1.5 and 1.9 liters. MAN Engines: we gave the old Nuremberg Lion a tonsil examination. He roars like a teenager. A detailed report from the MAN’s ecosystem.

An imaginary wire drives JCB to the quarry, DAF to the road. Reading a lengthy marine chapter, beginning with Rolls-Royce’s emphasis on the Power-to-X approach. Cummins Marine is really booming. Hug Engineering improved catalysis to exorcise the ghost of SCR. Grimaldi’s Cruise Smeralda, which has been repowered and is as good as fresh, takes Vulkan on a cruise.


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The XC13 surely sounds agnostic in FPT Industrial’s unofficial nomenclature; it comes, indeed, with a tripartite certification: Euro 6E (winking an eye at the upcoming Euro 7), methane gas and also biofuel, with a link to hydrogen. Andrea Abbà, FPT’s product marketing manager, told us about dialogui...

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