Catalytic Converter Research Leads to Major New Product for Motor Vehicles

Impact: Economic Impact, Environmental Impact


Globally there are estimated to be 60 million cars produced each year. These all require catalysts that need testing to meet stringent emissions legislation. Catagen Ltd, a spin-out from Queen’s University has developed a product for testing motor vehicle catalysts that is 85% cheaper to operate than traditional methods and represents a 98% reduction in CO2 emission from testing and an 80% reduction in energy input. Major global customers including GM motors and Fiat have adopted this revolutionary patent protected technology and international sales growth has been recognised, winning an all-Ireland business award for BEST High Growth Company 2012.
Impact statusOngoing
Category of impactEconomic Impact, Environmental Impact