Clean Diesel Technologies, a provider of clean energy and environmental technologies to reduce engine emissions, recently announced that it has signed a binding contract for a worldwide nonexclusive licensing agreement with Stuttgart, Germany-based Robert Bosch GmbH, a global supplier in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, customer goods and building technology. Terms were not disclosed.
Under the agreement, Robert Bosch GmbH has secured nonexclusive worldwide rights to patents held by Clean Diesel Technologies for control of oxides of nitrogen emissions by selective catalytic reduction. The patents Bosch has agreed to license include Clean Diesel’s ARIS method of single-fluid return-flow cooled urea injection for SCR control of NOx emissions, as well as patents covering the combination of exhaust gas recirculation with SCR to minimize toxic emissions while optimizing vehicle fuel efficiency. The agreement also includes provision for the use of these technologies in nonvehicular applications such as stationary power generation, rail and marine.
“Through this new relationship with Bosch, an industry leader whose products are included in all classes of engines and vehicles manufactured around the world, we are happy to announce this agreement as a further endorsement of the value of the Clean Diesel Technologies emissions control inventions,” says Bernhard Steiner, chief executive officer of Stamford, Conn.-based Clean Diesel Technologies. “This is a significant step for our company. Clean Diesel has had prior agreements with major companies addressing retrofit markets, and this is the first license targeting a substantial portion of the new diesel vehicles with SCR technology that are predicted to be built over the next several years. These SCR patents were originated and developed to address the global need for cleaner air through emissions control, sustainability and fuel efficiency.”
“The increasing concern over the impacts of air pollution has resulted in substantially more demanding requirements to control oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter and carbon dioxide emissions, while also reducing fossil fuel consumption,” says Walter Copan, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Clean Diesel Technologies. “Our patented platform technologies have worldwide application directly addressing these areas. Bosch has the expertise and full range of capabilities to deliver these integrated SCR emissions control solutions to original equipment manufacturers and its other customers around the world.”