ESW Receives Orders for Locomotive Diesel Engine Emission Reduction Catalysts
Environmental Solutions Worldwide Inc. announced that the company’s wholly owned subsidiary ESW Canada Inc. (ESWC) has received sales orders for five XtrmCat Locomotive Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs) from Advanced Global Engineering in Atlantic Beach, Florida, U.S.A. and West Coast Express (TransLink) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
“We are excited to see these first sales of the XtrmCat into the rail community, and look forward to the product being applied to passenger, switcher and freight locomotive engines. We believe a successful retrofit program will involve the application of a durable proprietary catalyst substrate coupled with a simplistic, yet robust packaging solution like the XtrmCat in order to gain significant industry acceptance. We are looking forward to future sales through our growing distribution channels into this very challenging sector of the diesel emission reductions retrofit market,” said David J. Johnson, president and CEO of ESW.
Last October, the XtrmCat was added by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to its Emerging Technology’s list for marine Electro Motive Diesel (EMD) two-stroke diesel engines. The XtrmCat is also being sold for installation on EMD powered locomotives. ESWC is presently in the process of EPA verification of the XtrmCat for both marine and locomotive retrofits, funded in part by a grant received from the Texas Environmental Research Consortium (TERC) and the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).
In March of 2008 the EPA finalized new stringent emission standards for locomotives and marine diesel engines opening the door for this regulated retrofit market opportunity.
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