Environmental Solutions Worldwide (ESWW), which competes with companies like General Environmental Management, Inc. (GEVI) and Environnement SA (ALTEV), continues to make progress towards EPA approval of its proprietary XtrmCat Diesel Oxidation Catalyst technology.
Environmental Solutions Worldwide Inc. (ESWW) announced earlier this week that its wholly owned subsidiary ESW Canada Inc. has received notification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the “Emerging Technology” listing of its proprietary XtrmCat Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) technology has been extended until October 2010.
In October 2008, ESW Canada became the first company in the industry to achieve the status of “Emerging Technology” for its proprietary XtrmCat DOC on marine applications. Since then, the company has been diligently pursuing the EPA verification/certification of the technology as per the initial listing requirement.
The EPA’s extension was granted after a comprehensive investigation of the progress ESW Canada had achieved with the XtrmCat towards the final verification/certification over the past year on Electro-Motive Diesel 2 Stroke marine/locomotive engines. The company is now working diligently to generate the final field data required for completion.
David J. Johnson, ESW’s President and CEO commented, “The ESWC Team is grateful for the listing extension by the EPA and the funding received through various other demonstration programs to validate the XtrmCat™ technology in the field. This listing will allow our customers to continue to apply for grant funding under the EPA administered programs as we move towards the end goal of the technology verification/certification in 2010.”
“The marine/locomotive emissions retrofit market represents we believe to be a significant untapped opportunity for our Company, Mr. Johnson further remarked. With tens of thousands of these types of engines in service operating in North American without any form of exhaust aftertreatment device, the XtrmCat™ has the potential to make a significant dent in the overall emissions being expelled into the environment.”
Headquartered in Concord, Ontario, Environmental Solutions Worldwide, Inc. is a publicly traded company engaged through its wholly owned subsidiaries ESW Canada, Inc. and ESW America, Inc. (the ESW Group of Companies) in the design, development, ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturing and sales of technologies for both the environmental control and military sectors. The ESW Group of Companies currently manufacture and market a diversified line of catalytic emission control products and support technologies for diesel, gasoline and alternative fueled engines. The ESW Group of Companies also operates a comprehensive EPA/CARB & MSHA recognized emissions testing and verification laboratory.