New technology will remove toxic NOx from 20,000 diesel buses and trucks in Seoul, Korea

27-06-2017

The first high-volume order for the ASDS technology will be retrofitting 20,000 commercial vehicles in Seoul, Korea.

Amminex and parent company Faurecia have won a contract to retrofit 20,000 buses and commercial vehicles in Seoul, Korea. As part of the Seoul Metropolitan Air Pollution Management Project, the buses will be equipped with a DeNOx solution through a supply agreement concluded with two partners - ILJIN and CleanEarth – who have both contracted with the Ministry of Environment in South Korea.

Patrick Koller, CEO of Faurecia declares: “Faurecia’s ambition is to provide full clean mobility solutions to cities around the world. This is an outstanding opportunity to demonstrate the superior Amminex technology for removing Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions from commercial vehicles. This rollout will be the largest demonstration of this technology following on from several European cities that are in the process of retrofitting their bus fleets.”

Annika Isaksson, CEO of Amminex is thrilled by the large contract: “Getting our first large-scale order is a fantastic feeling. This is what we have been waiting for: Seoul is leading the way showing other megacities how the NOx problem and the premature deaths due to air pollution can be cost-efficiently solved.”

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Amminex is the only supplier able to deliver a solution that will reduce NOx emission by as much as 99 percent. The Ammonia Storage and Delivery System, ASDS™, has proven its worth in real driving conditions for over 30 million kilometers thereby saving the citizens of London and Copenhagen from breathing 360 tons of concentrated NOx. The alternative, AdBlue®, reduces a significantly lower amount of NOx in the same city driving conditions.

ASDS™ replaces diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) or AdBlue® with a lighter, high-efficiency system which works particularly well at low engine temperatures. It is thus well adapted to slow, urban driving conditions and for city vehicles such as buses and commercial delivery vehicles.

In addition to providing the NOx reduction system, Amminex also offers a real-time monitoring of the emissions of each vehicle equipped. This provides cities with documentation emissions reductions or value for money, data to optimize fleet management and recharging of the cartridges containing the active ammonia.

To ease operations and logistics, Faurecia and Amminex will set up a cartridge refilling station in Korea along with rolling out a distribution network.

About Amminex
Amminex Emissions Technology is a Danish cleantech company founded in 2005. Our vision is “A clean world driven by clean engines”, and our innovative technology provides cost efficient emissions solutions globally for diesel driven applications to enable superior and transparent De-NOx performance in real world operation. We develop our products for both first-fit and retrofit, and with quality meeting industry standards. Amminex is owned by French automotive supplier Faurecia (91.5 %) and Nordea-Fonden (8.5 %).

About ASDS
The main invention behind the Ammonia Storage and Delivery System, ASDS, is the ability to safely store gaseous ammonia in salt called AdAmmine. When heated, the salt releases the gas, which is distributed in precisely the right quantity to the exhaust and SCR catalyst, thereby converting toxic NOx to harmless nitrogen and water. ASDS has best-in-class emissions performance in urban driving, after cold starts, in cold climates, and in stop & go-driving. The technology is always on and has better fuel economy and CO2 footprint than the competitors due to no need for exhaust heat management.

About Faurecia
Founded in 1997, Faurecia has grown to become a major player in the global automotive industry. With 330 sites including 30 R&D centers in 34 countries around the world, Faurecia is now a global leader in its three areas of business: automotive seating, interior systems and clean mobility. Faurecia has focused its technology strategy on providing solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. In 2016, the Group posted total sales of €18.7 billion. At December 31, 2016, Faurecia employed 100 000 people in 35 countries at 300 sites including 30 R&D centers. Faurecia is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange and trades in the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) market. For more information, visit www.faurecia.com