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SK’s Diesel Particulate Filter Wins Global Recognition, Certified in U.S Contents
title SK’s Diesel Particulate Filter Wins Global Recognition, Certified in U.S
attachment date 2009-06-01 count 12916
SK’s Diesel Particulate Filter Wins Global Recognition, Certified in U.S.
2009/06/01
- Becomes the first CARB-certified Asian energy company
- Enters U.S. market following Japan, China and Denmark, wins global recognition
- Stricter global environmental regulations generate an opportunity to expand into a new market


SK Energy has made inroads into the US, a country known for its pioneering role in advanced environment technologies.

SK announced on the 31st that its diesel particulate filter (DPF) was officially certified in the U.S. market known for strict evaluation process.

The certification came after two years of scrutiny by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

CARB is one of the most prestigious environmental certification organizations in the world along with Switzerland-based VERT (Verminderung der Emissionen von Realmaschinen im Tunnelbau), and SK Energy became the first CARB-certified Asian energy company. In particular, it took four years to get a certificate from the board in US compared to the process in Japan, China and Denmark. The CARB is known for its stringent quality standards.

SK Energy’s CARB-certified DPF cuts particulate matters generated from vehicle emissions by up to 90 percent, and it was developed only using Korean technologies. Existing catalyst-type DPFs start to operate only when the emission gas reaches a certain temperature. By utilizing an active method to secure heat source, the company’s new DPF start to operate the filter regardless temperature levels, thereby, increasing the anti-pollution effects.

SK Energy expects that it can start sales of DPFs in the US market in the 3rd quarter of this year, as talks on reducing emissions generated from diesel vehicles continue to pick up steam in the country.

Recently, President Obama announced a bill proposing a subsidy package as part of the government’s support for development and use of emission-reduction technologies. The California government is aggressively seeking to cut particulate matters contained in emissions, pushing for mandatory installation of an emission reduction filter in all diesel vehicles except for agriculture equipment.

SK Energy expects to sell more than 10,000 units of DPFs by 2012 in the US alone. It is also moving fast to expand into overseas markets including Germany where it plans to get a certificate for its filter.

“Shipments of SK’s DPFs to the US are particularly significant since the expansion proves that Korea’s air pollution control technologies are one of the world best,” said the company spokesperson.

SK Energy began to develop emission reduction technologies for diesel vehicles in the early 90s, and successfully introduced a commercial DPF for the first time in Korea in 2004. The filter was tested in a pilot bus program in Seoul during the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup Games. In the pilot project, the bus installed with DPF successfully traveled 250,000km without any technical glitch for 27 months, the longest testing period in the world.

In Japan, SK has sold 10,000 units of DPFs in Tokyo since 2003, and the accumulative service rate (the ratio of service caused by repair) stands at only 0.08%. This shows technological excellence and reliability SK has achieved in response to demanding Japanese customers. It also developed a DeNox DPF that effectively cuts not only particulate matters but also NOx. Then, it received certification from Ministry of Transportation of Japan in 2007, and began to provide the device in Japan.

In China, SK has also won recognition for its advanced technology, and has been working with the Chinese government since 2006. It also provided 500 units of DPFs to the Beijing city government in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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