Keith Howard

Strategic Technology Manager

Preparing for China 6, the World’s Strictest Emissions Standard_urban traffic shanghai night

Preparing for China 6, the World’s Strictest Emissions Standard

August 03, 2020

The global automotive market is about to face one of the toughest challenges in its history: the arrival and implementation of China 6, a new national standard aimed at dramatically cutting emissions from the country’s passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

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Testing GPF-compatible Engine Lubricants

July 15, 2020

In order to assess the effects of engine oils on gasoline particulate filters (GPFs) in modern turbocharged gasoline direct injection (TGDI) powered cars, we partnered with Corning Environmental Technologies, a leading GPF producer, to conduct a major field trial in Shanghai. 

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Impact of Engine Lubricant on Gasoline Particulate Filters

June 26, 2020

The right choice of engine oil has always been important to ensure the engine is protected and continues to operate efficiently over its lifetime. For vehicles equipped gasoline particulate filters, a further dimension of engine oil performance is added.

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Why Gasoline Particulate Filters Require High Quality Engine Oils

May 12, 2020

Why are gasoline particulate filters (GPF) used, how do they work and why do they need high quality engine oils?

How Lubricants Can Reduce Emissions

April 25, 2019

China 6 and the associated fuel consumption standards pose a real challenge for the whole power train from the engine through the driveline to the wheels.

The Impact of Fuels on China 6 and Vice Versa

April 11, 2019

As emissions limits tighten, fuel quality becomes increasingly important.This is particularly true for China 6, with its added focus on maintaining efficient and low emissions operation across vehicle lifetimes.