Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. and Eaton Corporation have entered into a global non-exclusive licensing agreement. Under the agreement, Eaton will use Clean Diesel's patented Advanced Reagent Injector System (ARIS) technology for injection of hydrocarbon fuel in emissions reduction applications, including Eaton's Aftertreatment System. This technology can also be applied to regeneration of diesel particulate filters and lean nitrogen oxide (NOx) traps in various global applications.
Both Eaton's aftertreatment and fuel dosing systems have worldwide application for reducing NOx and particulate matter (PM) emissions from diesel engines. Eaton is targeting NOx and PM control technologies for production in 2011 and beyond in various applications.
Eaton's Aftertreatment System does not require the use of additional urea for NOx reduction. It is an integrated system that effectively meets the EPA and international regulation requirements without the on-vehicle storage, replenishment, and infrastructure a urea-based system requires. For example, EPA regulations require that all new 2010 on-road engines comply with increasingly strict NOx and PM standards.
Clean Diesel's ARIS technology is designed for use in all types of combustion engines. Its key advantages include the use of a single emissions reduction fluid to provide injector cooling and the fact that it is easier to manufacture, install, and operate than compressed air systems.