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ESW Receives Grant For Marine, Locomotive Catalysts

Posted on April 14, 2009

Environmental Solutions Worldwide Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary ESW America Inc. (ESWA) has been awarded a US$731 000.00 grant for United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) verification of the company’s proprietary XTRM Cat marine/locomotive catalyst technology from the Texas Environmental Research Consortium (TERC) and the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).

The grant, made possible by the Texas New Technology Research and Development (NTRD) Program which was created in 2001, is intended to support ESWA in the final testing of the XTRM Cat technology in real-world applications along with providing a platform for EPA verification. In March the EPA finalized more stringent emissions standards for locomotives and marine compression-ignition engines.

“We would like to see this important technology to be demonstrated with EPA verification test so that it can be accepted and commercially available for retrofitting locomotive and marine diesels to reduce their emissions,” said Yiqun Huang, NTRD program director for HARC. “I believe just like diesel oxidation catalyst and diesel particulate filter for current on-road and offroad diesel applications, technologies like XTRM Cat will have an important role in reducing emissions from locomotive and marine engines.”

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