5 May 2004

ArvinMeritor’s Commercial Vehicle Systems announced plans with Gillig Corporation—a Hayward, CA-based manufacturer of transit buses—to collaborate in the area of emission control technologies for the North American transit bus industry. The announcement was made at the American Public Transit Association Bus & Paratransit Conference in Denver, CO.

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The companies said, through the partnership, they would first introduce two technologies to reduce particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions:

  • ArvinMeritor “Thermal Regenerator”: An active, electronically-controlled diesel particulate filter system regenerated using a diesel fuel burner.
  • ArvinMeritor “Plasma Fuel Reformer”: A technology that generates on-demand hydrogen gas from diesel fuel to help regenerate NOx adsorber catalysts.

No details were given as to the nature of ArvinMeritor-Gillig cooperation in developing these technologies, or when any of the new emission control devices would be introduced into commercial production.

Source: ArvinMeritor