Catalytic Converter Research Leads to Major New Product for Motor Vehicles

    Impact: Economic Impact, Environmental Impact

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    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.

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    • Economic Impact
    • Environmental Impact

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