Johnson Matthey Offers Broadest Range of Verified and Emerging Emissions Control Technologies, Total Support to Help Fleets Take Advantage of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Stimulus Program

March 19, 2009

World’s largest supplier of retrofit and emission control technology for heavy duty diesel engines uniquely qualified to provide optimum solutions

MALVERN, Pa., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Johnson Matthey announced today that it offers the broadest range of solutions to control heavy duty diesel emissions to meet the response from public and private fleets and others planning to apply for $300 million in grant monies under the EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).

The clean-diesel DERA funding is part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus package signed into law by President Barack Obama on Feb. 17, 2009.

The EPA, which will administer the DERA grants, announced earlier today that proposals are now being accepted and are due within 40 days. The new grants will focus on promoting economic recovery, preserving and/or creating thousands of jobs and reducing diesel emissions. Of the $300 million total–a six-fold increase over 2008 funding–30 percent ($88.2 million) will be direct grants to states and 70% ($206 million) will be competitive grants for national projects.

Johnson Matthey’s verified technology can be applied to both the federal and state portions of the $300 million, Johnson Matthey’s SCRT(R) system, included on EPA’s Emerging Technology list, can be applied to the $20 million set aside for the emerging technologies portion.

Marty Lassen, JM Director of Commercial Development and Marketing, said, “As the world’s largest supplier of diesel retrofit technology for existing engines and emissions control technology for new heavy duty diesel engines, Johnson Matthey is uniquely capable of providing real, cost-effective solutions for emissions control in accordance with the DERA guidelines.”

He added that JM is fully prepared to offer any applicant all of the support necessary to develop projects, find fleets or an eligible entity and proposal consultation. Contact Marty Lassen via e-mail at DERAHelp@jmusa.com or by phone at 1-800-RX FOR AIR (800-793-6724).

Johnson Matthey has several key verified and emerging technology retrofit solutions to reduce heavy duty diesel emissions under DERA, including:

  • The JM CRT(R) particulate filter for 1994 to 2006 non-EGR engines, verified by the EPA and CARB as prime technologies for DERA retrofits.

  • The JM ACCRT(TM) (Advanced CCRT) filter, second-generation benchmark technology for 2002-2006 2.5g NOx EGR and non-EGR engines, verified by CARB.

  • The JM DOC+CCV system that reduces PM from both the tailpipe and crankcase, verified by EPA for Cummins Emission Solutions, a Johnson Matthey partner.

  • The JM SCRT(R) system for 1998-2002 and 2003-2006 MY engines that provides a greater than 90 percent reduction in PM, CO and HC, while reducing NOx at the same time by 60 to 80 percent. It is on the EPA’s emerging technology list.

“Equally important, our technology reduces NOx (for ozone control), PM (for particulate matter control) and black carbon (part of the PM particle) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions,” said Lassen.

He said, “We are very excited to have the opportunity to contribute even more to cleaner air. Particulate emissions from diesel engine exhaust are a major concern for global governmental regulators. The EPA reports that exposure to particulates in diesel exhaust is associated with a range of health effects from asthma to lung disease.

“Through verified and emerging diesel engine retrofit technology, we can significantly reduce exposure to particulates,” Lassen added.

Passed as part of the 2005 Energy Policy Act, DERA was originally authorized at a $1 billion level to support diesel emission reduction efforts from 2006 to 2010.

About Johnson Matthey

Traded on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: JMAT), Johnson Matthey is a

specialty chemicals company focused on its core skills in catalysts, precious metals, fine chemicals and process technologies. The $15 billion company is 192 years old and employs over 8,700 people in 30 countries.

About Johnson Matthey’s Emission Control Technologies (ECT):

As part of Johnson Matthey’s Environmental Technologies Division, the world’s largest supplier of catalysts for the automotive industry, Emission Control Technologies (ECT) has been providing cost-effective catalytic solutions for the worldwide light- and heavy-duty diesel markets for more than 40 years.

Contact Information:

For Media: contact Allen Solovitz, 609-823-1247, perceptmkt@comcast.net.

For more information about Johnson Matthey, contact Marty Lassen, Director of Commercial Development and Marketing, Johnson Matthey, ECT/HDD, 380 Lapp Road, Malvern, PA 19355, Tel: 484-320-2230, Fax: 484-320-2306, E-mail: lassem@jmusa.com, Website: www.ect.jmcatalysts.com

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