Announced earlier this month at the Coach & Bus UK exhibition (4-5 October; Birmingham), the deal will result in a combination of the Eminox SCRT retrofit platform and the Amminex Ammonia Storage & Delivery System (ASDS).
Together, say the companies, these can reduce NOx by 99% and particulate matter (PM) by 95%, resulting in emissions equivalent to Euro VI.
Eminox has successfully retrofitted more than 4,000 vehicles across the UK, and the SCRT system with ASDS has already delivered significant NOx reductions in several projects, including the retrofit of 300 buses in Copenhagen, also to Euro VI equivalent.
ASDS is designed to work at a wider temperature range than an AdBlue-based system, because it releases gaseous, rather than liquid-based ammonia into the system. This extends the operating range of the combined ASDS/SCRT solution, giving NOx reduction for more vehicles and duty cycles including slow, congested driving.
Annika Isaksson, CEO of Amminex, said: “Amminex and Eminox already have a successful track record of working together on retrofit projects in Scandinavia. Our UK venture represents the next step of co-operation and will offer UK customers a revolutionary way of reducing NOx.”
Andy Meakin, Eminox managing director, added: “Amminex’s ASDS unlocks the wider NOx-reduction potential of our SCRT technology.”
As part of the collaboration, Eminox will become distributor of ASDS for the UK and Ireland, and will fit the combined systems. Amminex customers within the NOx Abatement Programme in London will not be affected by this.