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Feds provide funding to test emissions-cutting retrofit devices

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- The federal government, EnCana and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) are allocati...


VANCOUVER, B.C. — The federal government, EnCana and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) are allocating $5.5 million to test a NxtGen Emission Controls system that promises to reduce PM by 85% and NOx by 65%.

The system is retrofitted onto trucks and acts like a catalytic converter to reduce emissions while also improving fuel economy, NxtGen Emission Control officials claim.

“This technology is an example of the kind of forward-thinking that will help ensure Canada remains at the forefront of clean technologies that will reduce air pollution and our greenhouse gas emissions,” said Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources. “The partnership we see here is a great example of how our government is encouraging innovation, making sure Canadians have the opportunity to enjoy the full environmental and economic benefits of these technologies.”

The funding will help with the cost of field trials for the system, which is compatible with both medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Twelve trucks will be equipped with the system as part of the project.

“NxtGen looks forward to working with EnCana and SDTC as we put our diesel emission control technology to the test in real world operations,” says Jeremy Holt, NxtGen Emission Controls president and CEO. “The support provided by EnCana and SDTC comes at a pivotal time for NxtGen. The field trials will enable us to demonstrate the effectiveness and reliability of NxtGen’s syngas emission reduction system for diesel trucks.”


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