BASF Awarded Hong Kong DPF Order
BASF has been selected as a supplier of diesel particulate filters for more than 2500 Hong Kong transit buses as part of a diesel retrofit program aimed at reducing emissions from existing buses, trucks and vans. BASF said the order also marks the first large-scale commercial use of diesel particulate filters in Hong Kong as part of the diesel retrofit program.
Beginning in 2008, BASF’s DPX Max filters will be installed on vehicles from Hong Kong’s four major transit bus operators – The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. Ltd., Citybus Ltd., New World First Bus Services Ltd. and New Lantao Bus Co. Ltd. According to BASF, the DPX Max filters are designed to cut emissions of particulate matter, or soot, by more than 85%.
The company’s distributor in Hong Kong, Consolidated Parts and Accessories Sales Centre Ltd. (a member of Dah Chong Hong Holdings Ltd.), will supply the filters for the buses and provide maintenance services.
In 2003, BASF’s diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) were selected for use in another Hong Kong diesel engine retrofit program. As a result, today more than 35,000 Hong Kong buses and trucks feature BASF’s DOCs, the company said.