Tenneco and Cormatech sign joint catalyst design agreement

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

The MARPOL Annex VI and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier IV regulations require an 80% reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, thus driving the need for engines to include after-treatment strategies such as SCR.  Tenneco’s SCR solution, incorporating the Cormetech catalyst, will be designed to help the marine industry comply with the new emission regulations. 

“Tenneco is an established leader in designing and developing diesel after-treatment solutions, supplying commercial vehicle and engine manufacturers globally,” said Tim Jackson, Chief Technology Officer of Illinois-based Tenneco.

“We are pleased to partner with Cormetech to develop a unique after-treatment solution for marine engine manufacturers, leveraging our after-treatment technology and engineering capabilities in this market.”

“For more than 20 years, Cormetech has provided reliable state-of-the-art SCR catalyst for the reduction of NOx emissions.  We are excited about this collaboration with Tenneco.  The joint development takes advantage of the synergistic capabilities of Tenneco and Cormetech to meet the needs of customers in the marine sector” stated Chris DiFrancesco, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Cormetech.