Clean Diesel Technologies Inc has signed a binding contract for a worldwide non-exclusive licensing agreement with Stuttgart, Germany-based Robert Bosch GmbH.
Under the agreement, Bosch has secured non-exclusive worldwide rights to patents held by Clean Diesel for control of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by selective catalytic reduction (SCR). The patents Bosch has agreed to license include Clean Diesel's ARIS method of single-fluid return-flow cooled urea injection for SCR control of NOx emissions, as well as patents covering the combination of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) with SCR to minimize toxic emissions while optimizing vehicle fuel efficiency.
Terms were not disclosed, but Clean Diesel said its licensing agreements generally are structured around license initiation fees and running royalty payments. It expects its 2007 financial results to include the first revenue under this agreement.