Lake Forest, IL December 6, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) Tenneco (NYSE: TEN) and Cormetech Inc. today announced 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 EPA Tier IV regulations require an 80% reduction in NOx emissions, thus driving the need for engines to include aftertreatment 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 aftertreatment solutions, supplying commercial vehicle and engine manufacturers globally, ” said Tim Jackson, Tenneco chief technology officer. “We are pleased to partner with Cormetech to develop a unique aftertreatment solution for marine engine manufacturers, leveraging our aftertreatment 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.
Tenneco is a $7.2 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 24, 000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of emission control and ride control products and systems for the automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket. Tenneco markets its products principally under the Monroe®, Walker® and Clevite® Elastomer brand names.
Cormetech is a joint equity company of Corning Incorporated and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Cormetech designs, manufactures, and tests catalyst used to reduce NOx emissions. Cormetech is the industry’s leading technology solution provider, developing and applying highly reliable and cost effective SCR performance with unparalleled customer service. Every day, all over the world, Cormetech delivers cleaner air through innovation.