dynaCERT – InvestorIdeas Cleantech Alert: Fuel Savings in Trucking Industry as Sector Faces Volatility – UK Fleet Engineer Praises 9% Fuel Savings in 2-Year HydraGEN TM Pilot Project

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May 19, 2021 – Investorideas.com, a global news source and leading investor resource covering cleantech and renewable energy stocks (Renewableenergystocks.com) issues a sector snapshot looking at recent news on the demand for fuel savings in the fleet/trucking sector.

According to a recent article in Fleetowner.com “About 75% of the fleets are investing in idle reduction technologies, up from about 65% in 2019.”

With the recent fuel shortages causing panic buying at fuel pumps across the US and spreading into eastern Canada, energy savings are a hot topic. The last few years of stability in fuel prices can no longer be counted on and new accelerated demand for fuel economy and savings will be a ‘must have’ for the trucking industry.

Looking at the direct impact, a recent article reports, “Research shows that fuel costs can constitute 60% of a company’s operating budget.”

A leading trucking fleet operator in the United Kingdom is using dynaCERT’s (TSX:DYA.TO) (OTC: DYFSF) HydraGEN™ advanced technology to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions in its trucking fleet after experiencing “significant” fuel savings with the device.

“After two years of testing and running HydraGEN™ units on our vehicles, we have seen an average fuel savings of 9% during summer and winter operations” said Stephen Madden, Group Fleet Engineer at Russell Group Engineering based in Glasgow Scotland.

The results and comments are detailed in an interview published in the latest edition of Private Motor Carrier Magazine (pmtc.ca).

Madden reveals the company has been intrigued by the ability “to outfit our existing fleet with a low-cost installation in order to meet our carbon reduction targets …the reason we have included HydraGEN™ in our transitional plans is because it provides results in a short period of time and requires very little maintenance.”

Russell Group is moving aggressively to slash carbon emissions and is among the first 100 signatories for Amazon’s Climate Pledge, agreeing to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis towards the goal of net-zero.

He adds “HydraGEN™ actually pays the end-user to be green,” praising the unit’s ability to prevent build-up in the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) compared to his fleet vehicles operating under the same parameters and it reduces their maintenance costs.

Russell Group’s effort to reduce the trucking industry’s carbon footprint includes its commitment as a HydraGEN™ Technology dealer in Europe.

The success of the company’s fleet in slashing carbon emissions is profiled in the current edition of Private Motor Carrier Magazine, the official publication of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada.

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City of Woodstock is Trialing use of Unique Fuel-Saving Technology – dynaCERT’s HydraGEN TM Technology

WOODSTOCK’S FUEL-SAVING PILOT PROJECT

May 06, 2021

The City of Woodstock is trialing the use of unique fuel-saving technology, with support from the federal Gas Tax Fund.

A transit bus and a City recycling truck have been fitted with HydraGEN units – small attachments fitted to a diesel vehicle and used to convert distilled water into pure oxygen and hydrogen.

The pure oxygen and hydrogen are then added to the vehicle’s fuel stream, improving combustion and efficiency, and resulting in fuel savings of between 6% and 19%.

As well as reducing fuel costs, the HydraGEN units also lower greenhouse gases.

https://www.gastaxatwork.ca/updates/woodstocks-fuel-saving-pilot-project

A photograph of a recycling truck in the City of Woodstock, Ontario.

InvestorIdeas – The Booming Hydrogen Market- How Low Cost, Integration and Zero Emissions Posture It as a Leader in the Clean Energy Market of the Future – dynaCERT

Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC – April 19, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a global news source and leading investor resource covering cleantech and renewable energy stocks (Renewableenergystocks.com) issue a sector snapshot on the booming hydrogen market and some of key players leading the revolution, including Hydrogen Tech stock dynaCERT Inc. (TSX:DYA.TO) (OTCQX: DYFSF) (FRA:DMJ), a company with seventeen plus years of R&D, scientific knowledge and design advancements within hydrogen generation.

The hydrogen market is expected to surpass USD 300 Billion by 2027,according to Global Market Insights Inc. Increasing focus toward clean energy in the emerging economies coupled with rising utilization of hydrogen in new applications will positively enhance the industry outlook.

Altenergmag.com reports “Since hydrogen fuel cells can integrate with so many industries – transportation, industrial activities, and energy generation – the boom is coming on strong. In fact, hydrogen usage is growing at a 9.2% annual rate, which will continue through 2025, creating a multi-billion-dollar industry.”

Hydrogen Tech stock dynaCERT Inc. (TSX:DYA.TO) (OTCQX: DYFSF) (FRA:DMJ) sees the vision of a hydrogen future and was recently invited by the Government of the Province of Ontario, Canada to participate in the Hydrogen Strategy Working Group of the Ontario Government under the guidance of the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.

dynaCERT’s product line (currently available world-wide) consists of Hydrogen-on-Demand technology which delivers trace amounts of Hydrogen to lower fuel consumption and carbon emissions of internal combustion engines. Their patented s

olution uses a proprietary Electroliser designed to be extremely user friendly on transport trucks, mining equipment and generators. Watch the video: HydraGEN™ Remote Filling Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL6vXWxbqkY

From the news: “dynaCERT intends to expand and leverage their expertise and knowledge to form the basis for future decades to advance the Company’s goal to adapt its HydraGEN™ Technology to numerous markets, globally. dynaCERT’s Hydrogen Electrolisers have gone through a series of transformations to meet the market demand. dynaCERT’s existing Alkaline Hydrogen Electrolisers are best suited for non-pressurized hydrogen production up to 500 litres per hour and can be stacked for higher hydrogen demand.”

From the news: Gurjant Singh, dynaCERT’s Head of Research and Development stated, “dynaCERT’s upcoming products such as the Anion Exchange Membrane and the Cation Exchange Membrane Electrolisers will produce pressurized hydrogen to meet the global demand. Pressurized hydrogen will significantly cut down the compression cost making it affordable to use in small- and large-scale applications such as off-grid power supply, fuel cells etc. dynaCERT’s smart ECU will enable consumers to control hydrogen

production remotely and simplify data management.”

From the news: dynaCERT is committed to achieve and participate in net zero emissions goal by 2050. Exponential growth in hydrogen production over the past few years by conventional methods have further impacted the environment adverse

ly. In 2019, more than 550 million tons of Carbon Dioxide were released in the atmosphere because of hydrogen production via Methane Reforming Process. At $50 per ton Carbon Credit, there is potential for more than $27 Billion worth of yearly savings. Carbon Credits remain a huge future revenue stream for dynaCERT with our Patent Pending Carbon Capturing Methodology while capturing credits for the Carbon Saved with our Hydrogen Generating Electrolisers.”

dynaCERT Inc.was recently featured in an article ‘”THE BEST HYDROGEN STOCKS! PLUG POWER, BALLARD POWER, NEL ASA, DYNACERT.”

Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP) (TSX: BLDP), a long- time leader in the sector also has a vision – “A vision is to deliver fuel cell power for a sustainable planet. Ballard zero-emission PEM fuel cells are enabling electrification of mobility, including buses, commercial trucks, trains, marine vessels, passenger cars and forklift trucks.”

Demonstrating how they have achieved new milestones for a hydrogen fuel cell future, they announced In March, “that the Company’s proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology and products have now powered Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles – or FCEVs – in commercial Heavy- and Medium-Duty Motive applications for an industry-leading cumulative total of more than 75 million kilometers on roads around the globe.”

From the news: Dr. Kevin Colbow, Ballard CTO said, “Ballard has industry-leading field experience in powering commercial vehicles, as evidenced by this 75-million-kilometer milestone. Our technology innovation and product programs have benefited immeasurably from these important on-road applications, through which Ballard products experience the full range of vehicle payloads, duty cycles, road conditions, and weather. The results include unparalleled reliability, durability and performance. Ballard is well-positioned to address Heavy- and Medium-Duty Motive applications, including bus, truck, train and marine, just as the global commitment to zero-emission mobility is accelerating. To date, almost 50 countries have launched carbon pricing initiatives, 75 countries have net zero carbon emission targets, and 32 countries – representing over 70% of global GDP – have announced hydrogen roadmaps. Moreover, the total addressable market for zero-emission modules to power commercial vehicles exceeds $130 billion annually.”

Also looking to the future, Hyzon Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: DCRB), a leading global supplier of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, announced that it aims to be among one of the first companies to supply customers with a hydrogen fuel cell truck at total cost of ownership (TCO) parity with diesel-powered commercial vehicles in Europe. With

its leading fuel cell technology and incentives available in Europe, Hyzon expects to help customers achieve TCO parity through its alliance with multiple hydrogen infrastructure partners.

From the news: Given the momentum behind hydrogen across Europe, this region is anticipated to lead the roll-out of hydrogen mobility worldwide. As a hydrogen heavy mobility category leader, Hyzon expects to play a significant role in the European Union’s transition to hydrogen energy, through its manufacturing base in Groningen, The Netherlands.

As announced on February 9, 2021, Hyzon has entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: DCRB, DCRBW, DCRBU), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that would result in Hyzon becoming a publicly listed company. Completion of the proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2021.

Showing how fuel cells can really change the future of clean energy, Bloom Energy (NYSE: BEannounced it has begun to deploy a portfolio of more than 40 megawatts of solid oxide fuel cells in the Northeast through a series of agreements under a Community Distributed Generation (CDG) program, which encourages investment and deployment of clean energy technologies. The initial portfolio of projects is being deployed in New York.

From the news: “The current CDG program incentivizes developers to install clean power generation within the grid distribution network to alleviate stress on the electric grid, decrease harmful greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants, reduce costs, and enhance energy reliability. Consumers, meanwhile, can purchase cleaner, more affordable and resilient power.”

From the news: “In addition to providing cost savings and improving power reliability, Bloom’s Energy Servers are expected to reduce carbon emissions by nearly 50,000 metric tons annually compared to the current grid alternative – the equivalent to taking more than 11,000 cars off the road for one year.”

Said best on a recent perspective on Medium, “Hydrogen provides the missing link to a completely green economy by allowing society to convert renewable power into a carbon-free commodity at low cost. That’s important because hydrogen is a critical integration point between intermittent clean power generation, the entire transportation sector, and the industrial sector. We need this integration to achieve 100% decarbonization.”

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Aether Catalyst $ATHR Solutions Announces the City of #Burnaby Joining Urban Small Motors #Emissions Abatement Project

Aether Catalyst Solutions, Inc. (CSE: ATHR) (“ATHR” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that the City of Burnaby is working together with Aether on the Urban Small Motors Emissions Abatement Project to evaluate Aether’s emissions abatement technology on select pieces of their equipment employing small motors,

Small motors contribute significantly to urban air pollution: “Today, operating the best-selling commercial lawn mower for one hour emits as much smog-forming pollution as driving the best-selling 2017 passenger car, a Toyota Camry, about 300 miles – approximately the distance from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. ” (California Air Resource Board [arb.ca.gov] Small Engines in California Fact Sheet). Currently, emissions from these small motors are not subject to any emissions abatement technology. Thus, these machines are responsible for considerable volumes of urban air pollution, causing significant amounts of smog, and greenhouse gas emissions.

The common argument used to justify current emission requirements for small motors has been the cost of precious metal-based catalytic converters being too high for consumers. However, with Aether’s low- cost emission reduction technology, the cost argument will no longer be valid.

Under the terms of the MOU entered into between Aether and the City of Burnaby, the parties will cooperate to select appropriate pieces of equipment on which to install Aether’s catalysts, and Aether will utilize the data generated to further optimize its small motors catalysts. Overall, the project will eva

luate the use of Aether’s catalysts as an effective emissions abatement solution for the City of Burnaby’s municipal equipment.

Taylor Procyk, Chief Operating Officer of Aether commented “We are thrilled to begin this project with the City of Burnaby. This is the first step to show how we can contribute to building a cleaner and healthier city for our friends and family.”

“The City of Burnaby is committed to transitioning to zero-emission vehicles and equipment as part of its overall commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2050, and this project with a local Burnaby company is an opportunity to reduce carbon emissions within existing equipment until they are replaced with zero-emission alternatives,” said Burnaby City Councillor Joe Keithley.

ABOUT THE CITY OF BURNABY:

The City of Burnaby is a vibrant city at the geographic centre of Metro Vancouver. It has an amazing natural environment, a strong cultural mosaic and thriving town centres. To meet the aggressive carbon reduction targets established by Burnaby City Council, a framework called This is Climate Action has been developed to guide how the City will put into action its commitment to be “carbon neutral” (no longer contributing to the carbon emissions that accelerate climate change) by 2050.

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Aether Catalyst Solutions, Inc. is focused on providing an order of magnitude cost reduction in automotive catalytic converter catalyst, while meeting, or exceeding government emission standards. Aether is working to quickly advance its technology through rapid screening of new materials directed at enhancing end of life conversion levels after accelerated aging. While Aether’s primary focus has been automotive applications, the company is also developing catalysts to address small motors emissions – a significant contributor to urban air pollution.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Aether Catalyst Solutions, Inc.
Paul Woodward
President
Tel: 604 690-3797
http://www.aethercatalyst.com

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dynaCERT $DYA $DYFSF – The Cash Register Rings with Emissions Certificates

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Breaking news! dynaCERT announced yesterday morning that the management of Verra (the only global certification body for carbon credits under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)) has approved DYA’s concept note. It includes securing so-called carbon credits through the use of DYA’s patented HydraGEN™️ and HydraLytica™️ telematics technologies on a global basis. Once again, this demonstrates dynaCERT’s firm commitment to maintaining Canadian leadership in the new hydrogen economy while partnering with high-level industry leaders like Verra.

Verra’s signing of the concept methodology is a critical hurdle that has now been cleared. It moves certification into the next phase, which is expected to take 2-4 months. Once certified, dynaCERT would be unique in that its systems would be used to directly account for CO2 emissions reductions via an installed and certified record. Thus, a transportation company is put in a position to be reimbursed directly by its local government for the credits, a significant cost-cutting factor in this margin-challenged industry. At the current price of USD 50 per ton of carbon saved, a single truck can generate up to USD 3,000 in carbon credits per year. Under dynaCERT’s pricing model, the credits would be split 50/50 between the user and the licensor. Assuming 100,000 units were on the road with the certified standard, this provides USD 150 million per year in recurring revenue for dynaCERT.

We assume that the market will closely follow which orders of magnitude dynaCERT can now sell on the market. Rumors have been swirling around dynaCERT for some time now, so we expect further concretization of operational tie-ups in the coming weeks, which will further promote the market penetration of dynaCERT technologies. Suppose one compares the share price movements of Nel ASA, Fuelcell Energy, Plug Power, or Ballard Power with dynaCERT. In that case, it is surprising that the last-mentioned Company, in particular, can demonstrate available solutions that can also be converted into sales within a very short time. Surprisingly, however, big money is still flowing into the big names because this is where the subsidy stream from the new US government is likely to hit directly.

Conclusion: dynaCERT currently has a stock market value of CAD 280 million – in contrast, Plug Power is priced at over USD 30 billion – that’s a factor of 100. You don’t have to be a math genius to see where the huge opportunity lies!

PLUG POWER – HYDROGEN MAKES DREAMS COME TRUE

The conviction that the transport and tourism industry generates the most significant adverse climate effects is not new. Most hydrogen companies have plans to address these issues as soon as possible. The shipping industry is slowly switching to LPG propulsion for newly built ships to banish heavy oil polluting from the world’s oceans. The only thing missing are the prominent shipowners, who are still happy to run their fleets according to the old standards as long as the operating permits allow them to do so.

dynaCERT can quickly provide a remedy in the transport industry. Plug Power and Nel ASA are taking the same approach and focusing on direct remedies for individual vehicles or entire fleets. When pure H2 propulsion is ultimately available depends on the outcome of the test operations in public transport, it is precisely here that the systems’ safety is being extensively tested. Plug Power currently still sees diesel as a popular fuel in almost all transportation areas – on water, on the road, on rails, or in the air. There are also smaller applications such as emergency generators for industrial plants, mobile communications technology, hospitals, power plants and buildings.

What they all have in common at the moment is the conviction that electric drives will not be able to replace diesel in the transportation sector; only hydrogen would be able to do that. The weight of the batteries alone for long distances would be many times greater than the hydrogen required. It is more than questionable whether a Plug Power share should be valued with a 1,400% price gain for this reason.

 

dynaCERT $DYA $DYFSF – on Haywood Securities’ Radar ESG

dynaCERT Inc. $DYA $DYFSF on Haywood Securities’ radar

@dynaCERT Inks Deal for 150,000+ Units Over 3 Years, Clean Future is Very Bright

  • dynaCERT is at the beginning of a major upside move as the market has only started to price in the reality of the magnitude developing for its fuel saving and Carbon Emission Reduction Technology.
  • dynaCERT holds the world wide patents on the means and methods of monitoring and monetizing carbon credits within emission reductions in diesel engines, dynaCERT holds this in 12 different verticals.

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https://stockhouse.com/opinion/independent-reports/2020/05/13/dynacert-inks-deal-for-150-000-units-over-3-years-clean-future-very-bright

The Multibillion-Dollar Catalyst Solution in the Making – Aether Catalyst Solutions $ATHR #technology that could save OEMs #billions

That innovator is Aether Catalyst Solutions Inc. (CSE:ATHR,Forum), which has quietly been working for several years on a prototype for a catalytic converter that doesn’t use any precious metals. Designed and tested by an experienced crew with engineering and business success, the Company has gone from a promising design to a fourth-generation prototype that has already overcome many of the obstacles those behind them could not.

https://stockhouse.com/news/newswire/2020/05/13/the-multibillion-dollar-catalyst-solution-making

#dynaCERT $DYA $DYFSF #Invests in the #USA and Receives a Purchase Order for 3000 HydraGEN Units

dynaCERT Inc. (TSX VENTURE: DYA) (OTCQB: DYFSF) (FRA: DMJ)  is pleased to report that it has granted to KarbonKleen Inc. (“KK”), dynaCERT’s Preferred Service Provider, the exclusive Dealership rights in the trucking industry in the United States of America until December 31, 2024. The exclusivity granted to KK is subject to certain quotas of  a minimum of 150,000 HydraGEN TM Technology Units over a little more than three years. On May 9, 2020, KK has provided the Company with a purchase order for 3,000 HydraGEN TM Technology Units as described below.

https://news.dynacert.com/engage/dynacert-invests-in-the-usa-and-receives-a-purchase-order-for-3-000-hydragen-units-20738

                      

dynaCERT says new technology can lower diesel emissions

Trucks hauling material at the Las Bambas copper mine. Credit: MMG.

DynaCERT (TSX: DYA), a Toronto-based company, has developed a technology called HydraGEN that could significantly reduce emissions by improving the performance and fuel efficiency of diesel engines used in mining machinery and equipment.

The HydraGEN technology is about the size of a suitcase for use in trucks, with larger models for use in more significant mining machinery and equipment, and the company estimates the device could reduce the carbon footprint of a caterpillar 797F dump truck by over 530,000 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year and save approximately 2,618 hours of operational time in fuel.

Over the past year, the company has been marketing the technology worldwide and now has a presence in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In February, it was ranked the number one performing company across all sectors on the 2020 TSX Venture 50 list for its performance in 2019, which saw a 284% increase in its share price and a 384% increase in its market capitalization to $185.36 million.

“I was first introduced to the technology about 16 years ago and was really taken aback by its potential,” Jim Payne, dynaCERT’s president and CEO, said in a telephone interview. “Along with several others, I invested in the technology and we launched the first HydraGEN device about 18 months ago.”

Diesel fuel is integral to the mining industry. Diesel-powered shovels and drills are used to excavate natural resources into trucks or onto conveyor belts that are also powered by diesel. Excavators, dozers, front loaders and drill rigs all run on diesel fuel.

The massive haul trucks used in mining operations, in particular, can consume a staggering amount of fuel, with consumption often exceeding 50% of a mine’s total energy costs. Take, for example, the Belaz 75710, which is capable of hauling 450 tonnes of rock in one load and considered to be the world’s largest dump truck. It is estimated to consume over 450 litres of diesel fuel per hour when fully loaded — around 150 times that of an average sedan.

The combustion of diesel fuel to power transport and stationary equipment releases significant amounts of greenhouse gases (GHG) that contribute to climate change. Around 400 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) are emitted annually by the mining industry, according to the analysis presented in Climate risk and decarbonization: What every mining CEO needs by McKinsey & Company, published in January 2020.

The report also estimates that emissions associated with the metal industry’s value chain, so-called scope 3 emissions, contribute a further 4,000 million tonnes of CO2e per year, mainly from steel and aluminum production.

Load and haul trucks in the north pit at Anglo American’s Mogalakwena PGM mine in South Africa. Credit: Anglo American.

Furthermore, the incomplete combustion of fuel in the engines of trucks, excavators, diesel generators and other mining equipment also releases a range of noxious pollutants, including carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur dioxide and diesel particulate matter that are harmful to human health and the environment.

The HydraGen technology works by first using electricity to turn water into hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2) gas, which are then fed into the engine on demand during its intake stroke, which creates a homogenous mixture before combustion of the fuel. The diesel is then injected into the combustion chamber, where it mixes with the air and H2 mixture.

The presence of H2 and O2 gas in the chamber helps to initiate combustion sooner and just before the end of the compression stroke. This increases the rate of combustion, which now lasts for a much shorter duration during the power stroke phase of the engine, and results in less fuel consumption and a higher amount of power generated at a lower temperature.

“It’s well documented that trace amounts of hydrogen gas have been proven to improve the burn efficiency of internal combustion engines. The gas comes from the electrolysis of water, and because it’s produced on-demand, we don’t need to store it,” explains Payne.

The hydrogen is then fed into the cylinder, where it mixes with the fuel, allowing more of the fuel to be combusted at the top of the cylinder. This produces a cleaner and much more efficient burn, which greatly improves fuel economy as well as reducing carbon emissions directly at the source.

The increase in the thermal efficiency of the engine also ‘cools’ the exhaust emissions, reducing the release of NOx, hydrocarbons and other carbon emissions, as well as improving the fuel economy of the engine.

In independent tests conducted by the PIT Group, based in Montreal, Que., German-based Continental EMITEC and Ontario Tech University’s ACE automotive research, development and innovation centre, the technology reduced NOx emissions by 88%, total hydrocarbon content by over 57%, emissions of CO and CO2 by up to 47% and 10%, respectively, and can generate fuel savings of between 6 to 19%.

It also reduced particulate matter, also called black smoke, by up to 55.3%, improve diesel particle filter replacement times by at least 33% and can negate the need for between 40% and 60% of diesel exhaust fluid, used to reduce air pollution released by diesel engines.

The device is also equipped with the HydraLytica™ telematics technology that gathers and records data on an engine’s total lifetime mileage and volume of litres consumed to estimate a historic baseline rate for litres per 100 km travelled. It then analyses the fuel consumption and distance travelled since the device was installed to determine the savings in fuel and reductions in GHG emissions, measured in kilograms of CO2e, and then transmits the data so it can be used when applying for carbon credits.

In 2019, the HydraGEN technology was approved for use in underground mining applications. The approval followed a risk assessment commissioned by one of its dealers, Total Equipment Services (TES), a privately-owned Canadian company located in Sudbury, Ont., and one of TES’s major underground mining customers in Northern Ontario.

“We are currently running a test pilot with the company on one of their pieces of underground mobile equipment,” said Kevin Whynott, President and CEO of TES, in a telephone interview. “The primary driver for the company was to reduce emissions. And if we can demonstrate that emissions can be reduced by say 10, 20, or even 50%, then they could have more pieces of equipment running underground.”

Preliminary results from the pilot are “looking good,” according to Whynott, who hopes to have the full results of the study by next month.

The company’s HG145-6C Large Engine HydraGEN™ Technology is also being deployed on a fleet of mining trucks and equipment at two large mining companies operating in South America, one in Brazil and the other in Argentina.

In partnership with the UK-based International Environmental Partners Limited, the company has also recently submitted an application for a new methodology for estimating carbon reductions from diesel engines to VERRA’s Verified Carbon Standard program.

Because there is no approved methodology, a verified method for measuring carbon reductions would allow companies who have installed a HydraGEN device on vehicles or equipment to turn GHG emission reductions into tradable carbon credits.

“We have achieved a significant step towards a free market trading of the carbon emission reductions provided by our HydraGEN and HydraLytica Telematics technologies,” Robert Maier, dynaCERT’s chief operating officer and chief engineer, stated in a press release. “Harnessing carbon credits has been one of our long-term goals, which we identified a few years ago. We are now on the right path to create a continuous and recurring revenue stream for the company.”