Antifreeze Technologies for Catalytic Reduction Systems

Request Number N382188
Need details

IncWell's partner seeks antifreeze technologies for urea for usage in selective catalytic reduction systems for diesel engines.



In diesel engines,  the formation of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in exhaust is controlled by the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system. The SCR system injects a solution of, roughly, 2/3 water and 1/3 urea (diesel exhaust fluid or DEF) into the exhaust stream. Once the water evaporates, the urea decomposes into ammonia which then catalyses the NOx  into water and nitrogen.


With the implementation of emission requirements like RDE (Real Drive Emissions), it is necessary for the urea injection system to function in real-world driving conditions, such as freezing temperatures.


Currently, the DEF is kept liquid using a heating device installed in the fuel tank.


IncWell's partner seeks innovative new antifreeze methods for the DEF.


Key Success Criteria

The successful technology will:

  • meet automotive standards for use
  • be safe
  • have no negative impacts on:
    • the SCR system
    • the environment
    • the vehicle
  • operate in temperatures as low as -20ºC
  • be cost-effective

IncWell's partner prefers approaches with validation in a relevant environment.

Possible Approaches

IncWell's partner is open to all technologies capable of achieving the desired performance stated above.


Approaches not of interest

Heating systems currently in the market for this application.


Preferred Collaboration types
  • Joint Development
  • Contract Research
  • Consulting
  • Supply Agreement
  • To Be Negotiated
Items to be submitted

When responding to this request, please be sure to provide a non-confidential description of the technology you propose along with information regarding your alignment with the Key Success Criteria as well as your desired business relationship with IncWell's partner.


Point of Contact
Jonathan Jakischa
Area of Interest
  • Electronics & Electronic Components
  • Electrical Products
  • Electronic Component Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing & Fabrication
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers
Due Date
December 29, 2017
This page does not have file attachments.
This page does not have file attachments.