"China's Auto Industry Looks to Adopt New Emissions Technology"
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BAIC, FAW, Weichai, and Keshi issue Letters of Intent/Letters of Interest
Testing Partner Keshi Group Contines Next Phase of Program
October 21, 2014
Changzhou, Jiangsu, P.R. China-
The Changzhou Keshi Group, a manufacturer of specialty vehicles for the mining industry, joined the ranks of some of their industry colleagues, including the BAIC Motor Corporation, FAW Jiefang Quingdao Automobile Company, and the Weichai Power Company, in issuing Letters of Intent/Interest in exploring the possibility of the future adoption of a little unknown emissions reduction technology called the Smart Emissions Reducer (SER).
A device aimed at mitigating pollution froam internal combustion engines is put to the test in China, in hopes of helping reduce harmful emissions from many vehicles that rom the highways, can be found off road, and even beneath the earth. With government policies aimed to address pollution, including even more regulations on the transportation sector, engine and vehicle manufacturers are in a dire need of a solution in meeting new regulator benchmarks.
They went on a search far and wide, only to find themselves in the small visited New Jersey town of Ogdensburg, where they met with the Company, Extreme Energy Solutions, a firm that provides research and development services, and is a manufacturer, distributor, and servicer of emissions reduction technology. The first to meet with Mr. Samuel K. Burlum, CEO and President of Extreme Energy Solutions (EES) and his team, was Weichai Power Company. Weichai is a publicly traded company, who produces heavy duty diesel engines, and other heavy use commerical vehicles. Weichai visited the Ogdensburg facility in early of 2013, and decided to explore further possibilities of partnering with Extreme Energy Solutions.
"We are very impressed with the Smart Emissions Reducer and the technology behind it," noted Tim Chang, Deputy Director of Engine Research and Development, "If the product test meet our expectations, we would like to discuss with you a business partnership that would be mutually beneficial to both of us." Currently Weichai and Extreme are engaged in ongoing discussions and testing.
The next manufacturer to take lead in investigating into Smart Emissions Reducer was the Keshi Group, located in Changzhou, Jiangsu Provence of China, partnered with Extreme in November 2013 to test the validity of the SER. Mr. Jiang Hanjun, CEO and President of Keshi Group, and his team traveled to Ogdensburg to find out further details. After meeting with Extreme and Burlum, Mr. Jiang committed to partnering with Extreme in testing the flagship product, the Smart Emissions Reducer.
"We are very impressed with the product (Smart Emissions Reducer) and are very interested in cooperating with your company," commented Mr. Jiang.
Keshi Group recently concluded testing of the Smart Emissions Reducer this past summer. Testing results concluded that the Smart Emissions Reducer performed as advertised under controlled laboratory conditions. Preliminary test would show the SER could provide up to a 5% fuel economy increase on a brand new 5.9 liter Cummings diesel powered engine, and a significant reduction in emissions, more specifically a reduction of particulate matter (PM) up to a 49% and carbon monoxide (CO) up to 63%.
Further testing conducted by Keshi would demonstrate the Smart Emissions Reducer proved to deliver consistent emissions reductions between 20% and 50% in all phases of the engines operations, while still providing a fuel economy benefit no lower than 2% to 3%. The testing data was reviewed by Dr. Carley Corrado, with the Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who provided commentary on the Statistical Margin of Error within the test report, evaluating the reduction of emissions and improved fuel efficiency by addition of the SER onto a new Cummings diesel engine.
"The total emissions averaged over 6 modes tested in the categories of CO, K/M, and N% were decreased by 22%, 25%, and 18% respectively," added Dr. Corrado, "There was a decrease in Brake Specific Fuel Consumption, (BSFC) of 2.3% which is equivalent to the corresponding improvement of fuel efficiency."
"Conservative projections of the fuel economy savings resulting from addition of the SER estimates an ROI of 1.2 years and a total fuel savings of 10,000 liters (2641 gallons) of fuel over the expected lifespan of the SER," continued Corrado.
Mr. Jiang and Keshi offered to enter into the next phase of the Extreme Energy Solutions SER program, and agreed to purchase a small rolling production of the SER devices and have them installed in the field. The next steps for the EES Team was to travel to Inner Mongolia to retrofit the recently deployed Keshi vehicles with the SER.
"I was a real pleasure to work side by side Keshi's Technicians," Burlum contributed, "They really appreciated the technology and the partnership between Keshi and Extreme and quickly embraced the installation process." Keshi and EES technicians worked hand in hand to install the SER devices over a two day period at the mine in Inner Mongolia, where newly manufactured Keshi vehicles were recently delivered. Getting the most efficiency out of the vehicles is critical due to the harsh conditions such vehicles endure in the coal mine environment.
BAIC and FAW are still in talks with Extreme.
The Smart Emissions Reducer (then the Intercharger) was first introduced in 2010 into the taxi and livery vehicle fleet market, by Extreme Energy Solutions, and made permissible for use by the New York City Taxi and Limo Commission. It was later tested by Roush Industries on gasoline powered vehicles. Test in their lab demonstrated the SER could deliver up to a 7.5% increase in fuel efficiency and up to 65% in emissions reduction.
Test Reports, evaluations, and Letters of Intent available upon request.
Captions: (from left to right) 1.The Smart Emissions Reducer (silver cylinder between red tubing) is a crankcase emissions reduction technology. 2. Weichai was the first to visit from China, seen here with Samuel K. Burlum, EES CEO and President, and Mike Holler. 3. Mike Holler (in green shirt) advise Keshi R&D and Production staff on how to install the SER on new Keshi vehicles. 4. Keshi vehicles are retrofitted with the SER at the mine in Inner Mongolia. 5 and 6. Keshi and Extreme Energy Solutions Technicians work together to install SER devices on selected Keshi vehicles. 6. Keshi Staff monitor the dyno testing.