For the first time, ACAT Global will license its revolutionary internal combustion engine emissions control technology to automakers and other companies. The license will give companies a proven, cost-effective technology they can use to make catalytic converters, as they help governments and environmental groups fight the climate crisis and save consumers significant money on fuel purchases.
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“Our metal substrate catalytic converters are federally compliant and the technology is already available in products in many of the green states today,” said Joe Moh, CEO of ACAT Global. “This innovative technology can improve gas mileage by up to 12 percent, which translates into huge savings for consumers given current fuel prices. In addition to reducing fuel costs, these same catalytic converters significantly reduce emissions without sacrificing performance. Compared to standard ceramic solutions, our technology significantly reduces emissions, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions today.”
ACAT Global was formed in 2010 with the acquisition of General Motors-developed catalytic converter substrate technology and related manufacturing assets from Delphi. At that time, senior Delphi engineers also joined the company. Now other companies around the world have access to their expertise.
ACAT Global Metal Substrate Replacement Catalytic Converters are federal and in most vehicle applications CARB Compliant. The patented technology is also applicable to diesel engines of all varieties, including light/medium/heavy duty trucks, as well as electric generators. Converters can reduce pollutants for coal-burning stacks, cargo ships, furnaces and any power generation platform that needs catalysis.
Current government regulations and the slow adoption of the technology by car manufacturers limit the application of these catalytic converters.
“Most automakers do not feel there is an urgent need to reduce emissions because of the lack of government enforcement of emissions standards,” said Matthew G. Frankel, MD, a member of the National Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists. “The recent Supreme Court decision further inhibits government agencies from setting and enforcing emissions standards. Automakers are also putting more emphasis on electric vehicles to reduce overall emissions. This is unrealistic for two reasons. First, supply chain issues, such as lithium production and the lack of sufficient battery production, limit EV production. Second, and perhaps most important, is that the US electric grid is ill-equipped and unprepared to produce enough charging stations to handle the demand for the projected number of EVs. In fact, the grid may be decades away from meeting demand for future EV production.
For all these reasons, it is more important than ever that we do what we can to improve emissions from all combustion engines now, from cars and trucks to power generators, all the way to gas-powered blowers and other powered lawn and garden tools. ACAT’s unique catalytic converter technology can address all of these needs so that we can reduce harmful emissions and air pollution now while our planet increases sustainable, emission-free energy sources for the future.”
Results from independent laboratories have consistently proven ACAT’s claims. In testing to present to federal and California ARB officials, the company’s metal-substrate catalytic converters have proven to increase gas mileage by 12 percent, as well as reduce NMOG by 33 percent, reduce CO emissions by 20 percent and reduce the dreaded NOx by 75 percent. NMOG, CO and NOx are all harmful compounds created by the burning of fossil fuels and major contributors to poor air quality.
ACAT Global’s technology is also limited by outdated government regulations around the world.
“The current government regulations were written to increase the reliability and lifespan of catalytic converters, but have actually hindered the adoption of a game-changing technology,” Moh said. “Consumers are prohibited from replacing a catalytic converter with one of our modules on a vehicle unless the car, truck or SUV is more than seven years old. Those who have their catalytic converter stolen have to install an expensive OEM unit, even though it costs more and is much less efficient than ours. It is outrageous that someone looking to ease their costs at the pump, comply with emissions regulations or even choose to reduce their carbon footprint cannot install this equipment. Time for the rules to be updated.”
The converters are currently manufactured in Michigan and available through distributors worldwide. ACAT Global catalytic converters are available as a universal or direct system through independent shops. Reliable Metal Catalysts use proprietary technology designed for ease of installation, form, fit and function.
“The cost of the less efficient ceramic catalytic converters typically installed on vehicles is projected to increase by up to 300 percent this year,” Moh said. “Our federally compliant metal core technology is not subject to the same price increase. And through our licensing program, OEMs can create vehicles with better fuel efficiency while reducing emissions without increasing costs. Automakers, environmental groups and the public must embrace this opportunity to make a truly immediate positive impact.”
OEMs and other industry companies interested in licensing the technology can contact Joe Moch at [email protected]atglobal.com.