Tenneco and Cormetech join forces on marine Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) catalysts

Niels Tholen - 17 December 2012

Tenneco and Cormetech have announced signing a joint development agreement to collaborate on designing ultra-large diameter selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts for marine engine applications.

The upcoming MARPOL Annex VI and EPA Tier IV regulations require exhaust NOx emissions to be reduced by 80%. Tenneco's SCR experience in the automotive sector will be expanded to include marine vessels using Cormetech's catalysts, a step towards helping the marine industry to achieve the new emission regulations.

"We are pleased to partner with Cormetech to develop a unique after treatment solution for marine engine manufacturers," said Tenneco's Chief Technology Officer Tim Jackson. The joint development takes advantage of the synergistic capabilities of Tenneco and Cormetech to meet the needs of customers in the marine sector," Cormetech Vice President and CTO Chris DiFrancesco said in a statement.

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