John Wall, former vice president and chief technical officer for Cummins Inc., is winner of the Thomas W. Zosel Individual Achievement Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A presentation was scheduled Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to honor Wall, who retired from Cummins in 2015, during a ceremony for the 2016 Clean Air Excellence Awards.
As an advocate for tough, clear and enforceable regulations, Wall was honored for a career spent reducing commercial engine emissions. Wall was involved in the development and implementation of technology leading to near-zero levels of emission of particulate matter and nitrogen oxide from on- and off-highway heavy-duty engines.
Wall also played a significant role in breakthrough clean-air technologies, including electronic high-pressure fuel systems, cooled exhaust gas recirculation, wall-flow diesel particulate filters and selective catalytic reduction. He also championed future development of renewable fuels, fuel cells and other advancements.
Wall is serving as a technical adviser for the Joint BioEnergy Institute and for Cyclotron Road, an energy technology incubator at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.