Clean Diesel Technologies Inc., a cleantech emissions-reduction company, has announced that its Heavy Duty Diesel Systems division has won new orders valued in excess of $1.7 million.
The orders, for the company's Purifilter Plus diesel particulate filter (DPF) systems, were received under the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (NJDEP) Mandatory Diesel Retrofit Program and Air Resources Board's Lower Emission School Bus Program in northern California.
The new orders include approximately $1.1 million under the NJDEP's Mandatory Diesel Retrofit Program – which requires owners of certain diesel-powered vehicles and equipment, such as dump, recycling and tow trucks, to install control devices to reduce the emissions of fine particulate matter – and are in addition to the $1.7 million received in October, Clean Diesel says.
The remaining new orders of approximately $600,000 pertain to the Air Resources Board's Lower Emission School Bus Program and consist primarily of Purifilter Plus DPF systems used for the retrofit of school buses in northern California. This program provides grants to upgrade the state's aging school bus fleets, and the new orders are in addition to the $1.3 million received in October, the company notes.
Shipments have commenced and are expected to be completed in early 2012.