#Commission Approves Euro 431 Million Public Support for #Cleaner #Transport in #German Cities

#retrofit #diesel #engine #vehicles to #reduce #NitrogenOxide #emissions – could be helpful to #dynaCERT $DYA $DYFSF

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Brussels, 19 June 2019

The European Commission has found German plans to support the retrofitting of municipal and commercial diesel vehicles to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure should contribute to reducing nitrogen oxides emissions by 1,450 tonnes per year, while limiting distortions of competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Tackling air pollution is one of Europe’s greatest challenges. So these three schemes provide a good incentive for vehicle operators in Germany to invest in cleaner vehicles in the most polluted German cities. This is a good example of how Member States can work to introduce measures that reduce air pollution, in line with both our rules and our common European objective of cleaner air for all.”

The three support schemes that Germany intends to set up, with an overall budget of around €431 million, will support the retrofitting of municipal and commercial vehicles (such as cleaning vehicles, garbage trucks and delivery vehicles) equipped with diesel engines. The public support will be available in over 60 municipalities (German Kommunen) where national limits for nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions were exceeded in 2017, and will cover the costs of both the retrofitting systems and their installation.

The measures are part of the German Federal Government’s “Immediate Clean Air Programme for 2017-2020” (Sofortprogramm Saubere Luft 2017-2020), which aims to reduce nitrogen oxides emissions as quickly as possible.

The retrofitting will concern a large number of vehicles – in the German municipalities that will benefit from the schemes, there are currently over one million heavy and light municipal and commercial vehicles equipped with diesel engines.

The planned support for the retrofitting is expected to lead to substantial reductions of nitrogen oxides emissions in a very short period of time, improving air quality and public health, in particular in cities.

More specifically, the German authorities estimate that the retrofitting will have the following impact:

Category of Vehicle Expected Number of Vehicles Retrofitted Heavy Municipal (>3.5 tonnes) 8,120 Heavy Commercial (3.5-7.5 tonnes ) 20,000 Expected Annual NOx Reduction 750 tonnes 400 tonnes Light Municipal and Commercial (2.8-3.5 tonnes) 84,000 300 tonnes

The measures are also in line with the Commission’s 2018 Communication on “A Europe that protects: Clean air for all”, which states that, under EU State aid rules, Member States may facilitate investments in low and zero emission mobility for the benefit of clean air, while promoting the competitiveness of our industry. Member States can make use of these rules at national, regional or local level to effectively tackle emissions, for example from road transport.

On this basis, the Commission approved the measures under EU State aid rules, because they contribute to EU environmental goals without unduly distorting competition. Today’s decision is another example of how EU State aid rules enable Member States to support the fight against air pollution. In November 2018, the Commission had already approved a German State aid scheme to support the retrofitting of diesel buses used for local public transport.

#dynaCERT $DYA #DYFSF – PIT Group States “Test Results to be Envied”

November 29, 2017 – dynaCERT Inc. (TSX VENTURE: DYA) (OTCQB: DYFSF)  (DAX: DMJ) is pleased to provide the following clarification on the recently released complete report on the PIT Group testing for Fuel Consumption and Emissions Tests of the HydraGENTechnology.

dynaCERT is very pleased with the results of this test.  As was provided in the PIT report, the testing was conducted under outdoor laboratory conditions whereby the test vehicle was driven up to the optimal operating condition of 105 kph (65mph) and, at that time, the cruise control was set and the test equipment activated.  The driver then steered the vehicle around the test track at this constant speed and setting for 100 kilometers to complete the test. At that time, the test equipment and cruise control was turned off and vehicle returned to the start line. The testing was conducted with no change in elevations, no change in speed (up nor down), minimal wind conditions, and optimal weather conditions as would be experienced in perfect on-the-road conditions. This is the standard fuel consumption testing protocol for all vehicles regardless of make, model or options.

PIT wrote to dynaCERT in an email separate to the report: “…for any kind of automotive technology, 5.9 % fuel savings is a result to be envied”.

As previously reported in our press release dated November 20, 2017, PIT Group report states “The results are showing significant decreases in emission levels between baseline and final measurements, of almost half for carbon monoxide (CO), total hydrocarbons (THC), and for mono-nitrogen oxides (NOx).”  Testing verified that the HydraGEN™ HG1 unit reduced emissions of CO by 48.1%, THC by 50.0%, and NOx by 46.1%, all of which exceeded our estimates. This puts dynaCERT and the HydraGEN™ technology firmly into the Hydrogen Economy and provides companies worldwide the opportunity to benefit from the Carbon Credit economy with proven Carbon Emission Reduction Technology.

The subsequent Phase Two testing by the PIT Group on the test vehicles was conducted on October 31st, 2017 which by this date had the test vehicle travel double the previous distance.  PIT then followed the industry standard test procedure based on TMC Fuel Consumption Test Procedure – Type II, RP 1102A (TMC 2016) as was done in the Phase One testing.  Performance of the HydraGEN™ HG1 unit reduced fuel consumption by 5.9% when run at a constant speed of 105 kilometres/hour for 100 kilometers on a flat track. Please see www.dynaCERT.com for a copy of the PIT Group report titled “Fuel Consumption and Emissions Tests of the HydraGEN™ Technology from dynaCERT”.

Jim Payne, dynaCERT President & CEO. states: “This is solid confirmation that our dynaCERT HydraGEN™ “Carbon Emission Reduction Technology” works. The achieved reduction in emissions exceeded all expectations and the confirmed 5.9% improvement in fuel savings above what is already considered the optimum performance of a modern class 8 truck is, as stated by PIT, a result to be envied.”

Additional Benefits of HydraGEN™ Technology

In the November 20, 2017 press release, incorrect information was provided on the additional benefits of the HydraGEN™ Technology. In quantifying such benefits to end users, the Company has considered the fuel savings achieved by PIT @ 5.9%, a reduction in the cost of replacing and cleaning Diesel Particulate Filters (PDF) for Class 6-8 trucks at a cost up to US$1500, Diesel Emission Fuel (DEF) savings at a cost of US$2/gallon and oil changes at a cost of US$200 per change.  There are additional savings not calculated including, but not limited to, the reduced number of regeneration of trucks filtration systems and the reduced down time and maintenance associated with regenerations. The DPF needs to be cleaned regularly through a process called regeneration, either active, passive or forced regeneration.  The accumulated soot is burnt off at high temperature (approximately 600°C) to leave only a residue of ash, effectively renewing or regenerating the filter, ready to take on more pollution from the engine.

Future savings will also be realized from carbon credits and government environmental rebates once these are implemented. These additional benefits, combined with the Company’s new pricing and leasing strategy, show the Payback Period of the Company’s products to be under one year.

Historically shown in real on-road conditions, confirmed through tests performed at the Automotive Centre of Excellence, specific amounts of hydrogen and oxygen introduced to the air intake of a diesel engine resulted in increased torque and power to the drive train, showing additional benefits when the truck is under stress, pulling loads uphill, and against strong wind and adverse weather conditions along with the lessened amount of gear changes required, even greater fuel economy can be realized.