Both companies will collaborate on the development and production of GE's Hydrocarbon-Selective Catalytic Reduction catalyst technology (HC-SCR), a diesel aftertreatment innovation aimed at reducing harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions as effectively as urea-based SCR systems. Tenneco will work with GE to further develop and integrate the HC-SCR technology into complete aftertreatment systems for both the locomotive and off-highway vehicle markets. Once fully developed, the technology will also be offered to customers in the on-road, marine and stationary power markets.
Tenneco will also have the opportunity to develop GE's HC-SCR technology for expanded markets. Through an agreement with GE's Technology Ventures team, Tenneco has acquired licensing rights for GE's HC-SCR technology for on-road and off-highway vehicles, marine and stationary power applications and certain locomotive fields of use.
The two companies also announced that Tenneco has been awarded a development contract for locomotive projects and is positioned to become a long-term strategic supplier of diesel aftertreatment solutions to GE Transportation.
The GE HC-SCR technology is expected to provide advantages in weight, packaging, and convenience, in addition to being offered as an alternative to a urea-based SCR technology. Tenneco currently offers its own innovative ELIM-NOx urea-based SCR aftertreatment solutions for commercial on and off-road vehicle customers.