Retrofit technology specialist Eminox has partnered with Danish firm Amminex Emissions Technology, to offer the company’s Ammonia Storage & Delivery System (ASDS) in the UK.
Eminox will distribute the ASDS in the UK and Ireland, which it is offering as an alternative to an AdBlue dosing system.
AdBlue is a fluid used in selective catalytic reduction systems in diesel vehicles to reduce NOx emissions, as it turns to ammonia and carbon dioxide at high temperatures, helping to convert NOx into hydrogen and water.
According to the two companies Amminex ASDS is designed to work at lower engine temperatures than an AdBlue based system, releasing gaseous, rather than liquid based ammonia into the system.
This has extended the operating range of Eminox SCRT technology to cover a wider variety of vehicles and duty cycles, Eminox claims.
Eminox’s SCRT system with ASDS has already delivered NOx reduction in several projects, including the retrofit of 300 buses in Copenhagen to Euro VI equivalent.
Andy Meakin, Managing Director at Eminox, said: “Our co-operation with Amminex is an excellent strategic fit because it allows us to leverage our existing SCRT technology leadership. Amminex’s ASDS unlocks the wider NOx-reduction potential of our SCRT technology.”
The agreement means that Amminex will take over the handling of Eminox customers in Scandinavia.
The Eminox teams have already been working closely with Amminex on joint projects in Scandinavia, the company said, and will continue to work in collaboration on any “additional development required to meet specific vehicle types or customer needs”.
Annika Isaksson, chief executive 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.”