Clean Diesel Technologies (CDT), an emissions reduction company, has secured $1.3m in funding from the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), to supply diesel emission control technology for a New York City ferry emission reduction program.

CDT has secured this contract following a demonstration phase in which marine test vessels were fitted with diesel oxidation catalysts to reduce diesel particulate matter and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

The new project will require CDT to supply and implement the emission control technology on private ferries operating in New York Harbor, each of which will then be subject to an evaluation period simulating normal passenger operation prior to being released for normal use.

In addition to the funding, CDT has received the approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its ECS Purifilter Plus emissions reduction product as a Level 3+ device to include exhaust gas recirculation heavy duty on-road vehicles.

CDT CEO Charles Call said that the NYSERDA award, as well as the extension of the CARB verification, demonstrates the potential for the company to address diesel emissions in a variety of on-road, off-road and marine applications.