Emissions WorkshopSince its establishment in December of 2012, the AEM China Engine Committee has been busy working with members to make sure our industry’s voice is heard loud and clear by top Chinese regulators.

This has been the case when they draft or revise Chinese non-road emission regulations and rules, including Chinese Stage III emission regulations for diesel engine of non-road mobile machinery, non-road Stage III related test and certification requirements, implementation rules for mandatory Non-Road Mobile Machinery Environmental Protection Information Disclosure, among others.

During the past several months, China has been busy drafting its Stage IV emission regulation for diesel engine of non-road mobile machinery, but the draft hasn’t been publicized to non-road industry sectors yet. Given the current severe air pollution situation in China, officials and regulators from Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) are under a lot of pressure. It is a critical moment now, as Chinese regulators are taking into consideration many new ideas and technical solutions in an attempt to ensure that the future non-road Stage IV regulation is not only highly aligned with EU/EPA non-road regulations, but also as stringent and advanced as is necessary.

In order to best effectively communicate international best practices and member-suggested Dos and Don’t Dos to Chinese regulators during the drafting stage of China non-road Stage IV regulation, on June 28-29 AEM co-organized the China Non-Road Emissions Workshop in Beijing together with the China Internal Combustion Engine Industry Association (CIACEIA), the Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) and the European Association of Internal Combustion Engine Manufacturers (EUROMOT). Fifteen representatives from MEP, MEP’s research institutes and enforcement offices attended this workshop, as well as more than 60 manufacturer representatives and trade association staffers.

The two-day workshop covered a wide range of topics of mutual interest, including industry-suggested implementation date and transition period, EPA and EU regulatory experiences, GPS monitoring, inducement, quality of market available fuels and fluids, PEMS, NOx online monitoring, deterioration factors, tests for engines above 560 kw, among others. Both government regulators and manufacturer representatives have conducted active and instructive communications during the workshop. A draft for industry comments regarding China non-road Stage IV emission regulation will be released in about three months.

For more information, contact Amy Wang in AEM’s China Office (awang@aem.org, tel: 86-10-8519-1566).