Dual-Fuel and Natural Gas-Powered Engines, Aftertreatment, and Fuel Cells
Ricardo is establishing itself at a 20,000-square-foot facility in Santa Clara, Calif. “further expanding the company’s development and testing capabilities for aftertreatment systems, gasoline, diesel, dual-fuel and natural gas-powered engines, and fuel cells.”
Equipment covers accelerated catalyst hydro-aging testing, rapid evaluation and modeling of aftertreatment components and systems under both steady-state and transient conditions in a synthetic gas reactor lab, and both solid oxide and proton exchange membrane fuel cell testing.
“The technology and know-how minimize the product development cycle, reduce cost and accelerate time to market,” the company says, citing “the ever-growing demand to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy.”
‘We Will Leverage the Location’
“We are delighted to now have a facility in the heart of Silicon Valley,” Ricardo president Tom Apostolos said in the Santa Clara announcement.
“The new Ricardo Santa Clara Technical Center expands our ability to serve our clients with world class aftertreatment engineering and testing capability, and leading edge fuel cell technology,” he said. “We will leverage the location to expand our rapidly growing clean energy and connected and autonomous vehicle technology portfolio.”
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Source: Ricardo with Fleets & Fuels follow-up