Environmental Protection

Clean Diesel Technologies Wins Frost & Sullivan Award

Based on its recent analysis of the Class 6-8 emission reduction market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (CDTI) with the 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Technology of the Year Award.

Fleet managers have raised their demand for technologies that meet Environment Protection Agency 2010 emissions regulations while improving fuel efficiency and offering comparatively low lifecycle costs.

The award winner serves these needs with its exhaust gas recirculation-selective catalytic reduction (EGR-SCR) emissions reduction technology, offering original equipment manufacturers and consumers value. This technology is rapidly becoming the de facto industry standard worldwide.

"Clean Diesel has emerged as a prime mover in the Class 6-8 emission reduction market by leveraging its intellectual property in diesel emission reduction technologies, strategic partnerships, and proximity to stakeholders as well as distributors in diesel engine and powertrain technologies," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst David Zhao "Clean Diesel systems effectively reduce hydrocarbon, particulate matter, and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, enabling truckmakers and powertrain system manufacturers to produce more advanced and efficient vehicles."

The exhaust technologies include the combined use of EGR and SCR to reduce NOx emissions in both low and high operating temperatures while maximizing fuel efficiency. Clean Diesel is the first to develop this technology as a viable aftertreatment alternative for the Class 6-8 truck market. The company's patented return-flow designs improve reliability and eliminates the need for compressed air, expanding the use of SCR.

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