Spinel™ eliminates more than 90% of PGMs on close-coupled catalysts, demonstrating high levels of durability
Provides original equipment manufacturers a cost-effective means to attain increasingly stringent clean air standards
OXNARD, Calif., Jan. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDTI) (“CDTi” or “the Company”) completed the next phase in its Spinel™ SPGM three way catalyst (TWC) vehicle testing involving close-coupled catalysts and achieved a critical milestone for its Spinel powder materials technology. The results follow successful testing for underfloor catalysts completed in 2015.
The tests were performed on a model year 2015 Buick Regal with results indicating Spinel eliminates more than 90% of PGMs on close-coupled catalysts and delivers cost savings of more than $90 per part, based on current Platinum Group Metal (PGM) prices. CDTi developed Spinel to achieve the much higher temperature durability required for close-coupled catalysts placed near the engine than is required for underfloor catalysts, which operate under cooler conditions farther away from the engine.
“With successful vehicle testing on both close-coupled and underfloor catalysts, we believe Spinel can be positioned as a complete solution to alleviate the increase in PGM usage and associated costs required to meet stricter emissions standards worldwide,” stated Matthew Beale, CDTi’s CEO. “As such, Spinel offers significant additional scope for CDTi to expand our powder capability to new markets that will drive growth and profitability. Consistent with this strategy, we are already developing coating partnerships in key markets that offer near-term commercialization opportunities in North America, China and India. Together with recent commercial success in the Chinese heavy duty market, these vehicle test results indicate important initial momentum and traction for CDTi’s advanced materials strategy.”
CDTi develops advanced materials technology for the emissions control market. CDTi’s proprietary materials provide high-value sustainable solutions to reduce hazardous emissions, increase energy efficiency and lower the carbon intensity of on- and off-road combustion engine systems. With a continuing focus on innovation-driven commercialization and global expansion, CDTi’s breakthrough Powder-to-Coat (P2C™) technology exploits the Company’s high-performance, advanced low-platinum group metal (PGM) emission reduction catalysts. Key technology platforms include Mixed Phase Catalyst (MPC®), Base Metal Activated Rhodium Support (BMARS™), Synergized PGM (SPGM™), Zero PGM (ZPGM™) and Spinel™. For more information, please visit www.cdti.com.
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Source:Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.