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CUTRIC Announces Funding for Clean Emissions Technology

TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has approved funding for a demonstration project led by Advanced Technology Emission Solutions Inc. ("ATES”) and its partners Systematix, ABB, Sheridan College and Natural Resources Canada’s Canmet MATERIALS research laboratory.

For this innovative and challenging demonstration project, CUTRIC will provide $130,000 from funding the Province of Ontario committed to in the 2017-18 provincial budget. In addition, there will be direct investments from industry and academic stakeholders. The project is being led by ATES, the innovator of the smart induction heated catalyst system.

“Innovation through collaboration is the key to success in Ontario’s growing knowledge-based economy,” says Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Growth. “Ontario is pleased to support a project that grows Ontario’s automotive sector, creates high-value jobs, and also helps in the fight against climate change.”

“Collaborative research and development that leads to the commercialization of emissions-reducing technologies for transportation is a crucial component of any legitimate climate action plan,” says Josipa Petrunic, Executive Director and CEO of CUTRIC. “This is the first of many state-of-the-art projects that CUTRIC will be funding to support the growth of a low-carbon smart mobility future in Canada." 

This project involves research and development activities supported by research teams, and technology and manufacturing stakeholders, to design, manufacture and deploy next generation prototypes of sub components used in the ATES induction heated catalyst system, an innovative technology targeting automotive clean technology solutions. Results have shown significant emission reductions can be achieved through the application of induction heated catalysts on vehicles with internal combustion engines.

“With the application of induction heated catalysts, the after treatment emission systems on modern vehicles can achieve operating temperature rapidly, and in doing so, specifically addresses the challenges associated with harmful cold-start emissions,” says Anthony Hardenne, ATES’ Chief Executive Officer. “The ATES system enables powertrain engineers to have an unprecedented, precise level of control of Real Driving Emissions (RDE) by effectively managing the thermal signature of the emissions system throughout the entire drive cycle in all real-world driving conditions.”

This demonstration project is the first of several to receive funding approval by CUTRIC.

About ATES
Advanced Technology Emission Solutions Inc. (ATES) is based in Ontario, and since its inception in 2012, it has focused its investments on the research and development of its proprietary induction heating technology. Based out of its facilities location at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) in Hamilton, ATES has benefited from ready access of highly qualified talent across a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines with relevant expertise located throughout Ontario.

CUTRIC is a member-based organization that partners members of transit and transportation industries with academic researchers. The consortium supports industry-academic collaborations in the development of next-generation technologies to help drive forward innovation in transportation across Canada, leading to job growth, economic development and significant GHG reductions.
Twitter: @cutric_crituc

CUTRIC Media Contact:
Maureen Shuell 
(416) 898-5600 (mobile)

ATES contact: 
Anthony Hardenne, President & CEO

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