BOULDER — The celebrated home of dozens of cleantech and sustainable businesses has a new entry that deals in the gritty world of industrial machinery, and the exhaust emissions generated from their processes.
By David A.Hill
AeriNOx Inc. wants to be a major part of the solution for companies facing increasing emissions reduction regulations, regardless of their industry. Their technology is first rate, and actually the outcome of the quick minds of two leading companies in the field of pollution control, DCL International (Concord, Canada) and H+H Umwelt und Industrietechnik (Hargesheim, Germany). These two entitites formed the partnership that is now AeriNOx in Boulder.
End-user companies of various sizes face the daunting task of meeting air regulations for both new and existing machinery, including backup electrical generators and natural gas compressor stations. See the table below.
This means a made-to-order market for AeriNOx, which will be selling integrated emissions control systems and engineering services to facilities involved with industrial and chemical processes, stationary diesel and natural gas engines and boiler applications.
The company combines DCL’s expertise in reducing particulates, hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide with H+H’s knowledge in NOx reduction. NOx is a generic term for mono-nitrogen oxides NO and NO2 (nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide), formed everywhere where there is combustion – like in an engine.
Their systems that lower these pollutant emissions as much as 98%, according to AeriNOx. It supplies highly integrated systems and provides maintenance and engineering support that enable customers to be compliant with most regulatory requirements throughout the United States and Canada.
“Whether it is to make their operations more sustainable or to comply with challenging emission regulations, customers want highly reliable products that require little maintenance throughout their lifetime. And they want the lowest cost possible,” says Michael Readey, Managing Director of AeriNOx.
“At AeriNOx, we’re leveraging DCL’s and H+H’s more than five decades of collective field experience and product knowledge. This gives our customers peace of mind and allows them to focus on more important aspects of their business. It’s exciting to be part of the cleantech revolution, helping customers achieve their business objectives while benefitting air quality and our environment.”
“Coming to Colorado was an easy decision for us,” Readey added. “Colorado, and the Boulder-Denver corridor in particular, is known internationally as a cleantech hub. There’s tremendous engineering talent here, with so many outstanding universities and national laboratories.
“I also find a certain mindset you don’t find anywhere else, one that blends high-technology, an entrepreneurial spirit, and passion for the environment.”
Over the next twelve months, AeriNOx will draw upon this unique talent by adding staff in engineering and technical sales, according to Readey, with the goal of manufacturing their products here as well, with an in-house production capability and with local manufacturing partners.
An ambitous roll-out to be sure, but given the flowing nature of the EPA regulatory pipeline, plenty of market exists for Readey and his associates to grab their share. Learn more HERE.