Coca-Cola has ordered the Platinum Plus Purifier System from Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.(CDT) to retrofit beverage delivery trucks in Texas, Louisiana and Pennsylvania.
Coca-Cola has been working with CDT for over a year to evaluate the performance of several different Platinum Plus fuel-borne catalyst (FBC) based emission systems in fleet service and engine tests to support verification. This current initial order follows recent field trials on beverage delivery trucks used in commercial service in San Antonio and Austin, TX. In these programs, the combination of Platinum Plus FBC and diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) purifier system was demonstrated effective even in aggressive stop-and-go delivery service.
“We are proud to be one of the first private fleets in the country to get started on a voluntary retrofit program,” said Dave Leasure, Coca-Cola Enterprises Corporate Director for Fleet Procurement. “Besides the emissions reduction program, separate fleet testing by Coca-Cola in Corpus Christi, Houston and New Orleans has measured an average 10 percent fuel savings from use of Platinum Plus treated fuel.”
The order from CCE also follows rigorous engine dynamometer testing of the Platinum Plus Purifier System on several engines at San Antonio, TX-based Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), which shows that the system more than doubles the particulate matter (PM) reduction offered by traditional DOCs currently in use, company officials said.