Date: January 3, 2007
Eaton’s Greenhouse Gas Emission-Reducing Technologies To Benefit Texas Companies In 2007 Through State Grant For Environmentally Friendly Trucks
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will debut its hybrid regenerative braking system on 12 new green refuse trucks in 2007 with the help of a State of Texas grant worth nearly $700,000.
The Texas government’s New Technology Research and Development (NTRD) grant will move Eaton’s Hydraulic Launch Assist(TM) (HLA[R]) hybrid regenerative braking system toward commercialization. Under the grant, Texas refuse companies that purchase a new truck chassis and refuse body can hybridize the vehicle at no cost, thus providing end users the opportunity to utilize the HLA system.
“This is a win-win; it cuts greenhouse gas emissions and fuel costs,” said Dr. Rudy Smaling, NTRD program director. “The projected reductions in nitrous oxide emissions from the use of this technology are significant and especially welcome for the challenging applications targeted in this project. Estimated fuel savings from the cost-effective HLA system also make this an attractive solution for end users."
“Eaton is truly a leader in developing hybrid technology and is doing an excellent job reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” Smaling said.
Sohan Uppal, vice president, Technology, Eaton’s Fluid Power Group said, “The Houston Advanced Research Center is partnering with the industry to speed the development and introduction of emission-reducing technologies. We applaud their forward-looking approach to improving air quality and are grateful for their support on this project."
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2005 sales of $11.1 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 60,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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