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ACAT Global to License Revolutionary Catalytic Convertor
Technology to Combat Climate Crisis, Address Skyrocketing Fuel Costs

CHARLEVOIX, MICHIGAN – July 6, 2022 – For the first time, ACAT Global will license its revolutionary emissions control technology for internal combustion engines to automakers and other companies. The license will give companies a proven cost-effective technology they can leverage to manufacture catalytic converters as they help governments and environmental groups combat the climate crisis and save consumers significant money on fuel purchases.

“Our metallic substrate catalytic converters are federally compliant and the technology is already available in products in many of the ‘green states’ today,” said Joe Moch, CEO of ACAT Global. “This groundbreaking tech can improve gas mileage by as much as 12 percent, which translates into huge consumer savings given current fuel prices. In addition to reducing fuel expenditures, these same catalytic converters significantly reduce emissions without sacrificing performance. Compared to standard ceramic solutions, our technology cuts emissions significantly, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions today.”

ACAT Global was formed in 2010 with the acquisition of General Motors-developed catalytic converter substrate technology and related production assets from Delphi. Senior Delphi engineers joined the company at that time, as well. Now other companies worldwide can access their expertise.

ACAT Global replacement metallic substrate catalytic converters are federal and in most applications CARB compliant for vehicles. The patented technology is also applicable to diesel engines of all varieties, including Light/Medium/Heavy Duty trucks, as well as power generators. The converters can reduce pollutants for coal burning stacks, cargo ships, furnaces and any power generation platform that needs catalyzation.

Current government regulations and slow adoption of the technology by carmakers has limited the implementation of these catalytic converters.

“Most automakers do not feel the urgency to cut emissions because of a lack of government enforcement of emissions standards,” said Matthew G. Frankel, MD and National Advisory Board member for the Union of Concerned Scientists. “The recent Supreme Court decision further hampers government agencies from setting and enforcing emissions standards. The automakers are also putting a greater emphasis on Electric Vehicles to decrease overall emissions. This is unrealistic for two reasons. First, supply chain issues, like lithium production, and the lack of enough batteries being produced limits EV production. Second, and maybe most important, is that the U.S. power grid is ill-equipped and unprepared to produce enough charging stations to handle the demand for the projected number of EVs. In fact, the grid may be decades away from meeting the demand for future EV production.

For all these reasons, it is more important than ever to do what we can to improve emissions from all internal combustion engines now, from cars and trucks to power generation units, all the way down to gas-powered blowers and other powered lawn and garden tools. ACAT’s unique catalytic converter technology can meet all these needs so we can decrease harmful emissions and air pollution now while our planet ramps up sustainable, emission-free energy sources for the future.”

Results from independent laboratories have consistently proven ACAT’s claims. During testing for submission to federal and California ARB officials, the company’s metallic substrate catalytic converters were proven to increase gas mileage by 12 percent, as well as cut NMOG by 33 percent, slash CO emissions by 20 percent and drop the dreaded NOx by 75 percent. NMOG, CO and NOx are all harmful compounds created from the burning of fossil fuels and the main contributors to poor air quality.

ACAT Global’s technology has also been limited by antiquated government regulations worldwide.

“Current government rules were written to increase the reliability and lifespan of catalytic converters but have actually stymied the adoption of game-changing technology,” said Moch. “Consumers are barred from replacing a catalytic converter with one of our units on a vehicle unless the car, truck or SUV is over seven years old. Those who’ve had their catalytic converter stolen must install an expensive OEM unit, even though it costs more and is much less effective than ours. It’s outrageous that someone seeking to ease their cost at the pump, comply with emissions rules or even choose to reduce their carbon footprint cannot install this equipment. It is time for rules to be updated.”

Currently, the converters are made in Michigan and offered through distributors worldwide. ACAT Global’s catalytic converters are available as a universal or direct fit system through independent shops. The reliable metallic catalysts use proprietary technology, engineered for easy installation, form, fit and function.

“The cost of less effective ceramic catalytic converters typically fitted to vehicles are projected to increase up to 300 percent this year,” said Moch. “Our Federal compliant metallic core technology is not subject to the same price increase. And through our licensing program, OEM’s can build vehicles with better fuel efficiency while slicing emissions without increasing costs. Automakers, environmental groups and the public should embrace this opportunity to really make an immediate positive impact.”

OEM’s and other companies in the industry interested in licensing the technology can contact Joe Moch via JoeW.MOCH@acatglobal.com.

About ACAT Global

ACAT Global delivers cost-effective and cutting-edge solutions that reduce Greenhouse Gases, meeting reliability and durability for all internal combustion engine applications worldwide. Their proprietary catalytic converter technology is engineered for the most demanding on and off-road applications for both US Federal and CARB-compliant markets.

The ACAT Global portfolio of solutions includes either Ceramic substrate or proprietary Herringbone Pattern Metallic substrate, for universal or direct fit installation. All these advanced product solutions can be tailored to fit specific applications. From automotive to marine, off-road to recreational, motorcycles to power generators, ACAT makes the world cleaner and greener by optimizing the functionality of new or higher mileage, internal combustion engines. Visit www.acatglobal.com for more information or to find a distributor for purchase.

ACAT Global can reduce the pain that Americans are experiencing at the gas pump

Catalytic Converter Technology from ACAT Global Can Ease Gasoline Price Hike Shocks and Reduce Emissions

CHARLEVOIX, MICHIGAN – March 18, 2022 – Advanced catalytic converter technology available from ACAT Global can reduce the pain that Americans are experiencing at the gas pump, cutting their bills by as much as $280 per year while also significantly reducing climate-damaging greenhouse gases. Available for domestic and import vehicles, the emissions control technology in the company’s Metallic Series Catalytic Converters are US federal compliant; it is also California Air Resources Board compliant for many applications under the Executive Orders published on the CARB website.


Unfortunately, more automakers need to embrace the opportunity to help consumers save money by adding the robust catalytic converter solution to vehicles.
“The suffering of Americans at the pump would be much less if our technology was universally embraced,” said Joe Moch, CEO of ACAT Global. “Our proven, American made metallic catalytic converters can improve gas mileage by as much as 12 percent, which translates into huge savings for consumers, especially at current fuel prices. No one should have to choose between filling their tank to get to work and refilling their prescription or paying the rent.”


In addition to reducing consumer spending on fuel, ACAT Global’s metallic catalysts significantly reduce emissions without sacrificing performance. Whether an OEM catalytic converter needs to be replaced because it no longer functions or was stolen, it can easily be installed by a local shop. Compared to alternative industry standard ceramic solutions, ACAT’s technology performs 33 percent better for NMOG, 20 percent better for CO and 75 percent better in NOx reduction.
“We’re working closely with various government agencies to implement retrofit programs, as well as replacement for stolen catalytic converters nationwide,” said Moch. “We are developing new distribution channels and tools to teach technicians how to quickly install our technology on passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, existing legislation precludes implementation of our technology to many late model cars and some OEMs are slow to embrace the opportunity to incorporate it. We welcome any environmental, consumer and legislative group that wants to review our independent tests and help put this innovative solution into action immediately. The public deserves relief.”


ACAT is working with major OEMs in the automotive, motorcycle and recreational vehicle industries to leverage its ground-breaking technologies. Rigorous testing regimens are being conducted so that ACAT Global can conduct government certification processes for more vehicle applications.


According to the United States EPA’s most recent data, Americans used 123.73 billion gallons of gasoline in 2020. With 228.2 million drivers, that equates to 542.68 gallons of gasoline for a total of $2,344.36 spent on fuel at an average price of $4.32 per gallon; this is the average for the USA per AAA. The EPA also published that the average vehicle reached 25.4 MPG in 2020. ACAT Global’s federal compliant technology can improve mileage by up to 3.5 MPG, raising the average to 28.9, which is about 12 percent better. That equates to a savings by the average American of $281.32. Consumers in areas with much higher prices, such as California, would enjoy much better savings.


About ACAT Global
ACAT Global delivers cost-effective and cutting-edge solutions that reduce Greenhouse Gases, meeting reliability and durability for all internal combustion engine applications worldwide. Their proprietary catalytic converter technology is engineered for the most demanding on and off-road applications. The company manufactures products for the Federal compliant and CARB compliant markets for a wide range of applications.
The ACAT Global portfolio of solutions includes either Ceramic substrate or proprietary Herringbone Pattern Metallic substrate, for universal or direct fit installation. All of these advanced product solutions can be tailored to fit specific applications. From automotive and truck to marine, off-road to recreational, motorcycle and power generators, ACAT makes the world cleaner and greener by optimizing the functionality of new or higher mileage, internal combustion engines. Visit www.acatglobal.com for more information or to find a distributor for purchase.

LA TIMES story about the partnership between ACAT Global and Arch Motorcycle

At Keanu Reeves’ bespoke motorcycle company, even the catalytic converters are custom-made

By SUE CALLAWAY
AUG. 10, 20206 AM

It’s easy to see that the new KRGT-1 from Arch Motorcycle is a special machine. Each seat is custom-fit to the buyer. Each key, machined out of billet aluminum, comes in a dramatic case, along with a book chronicling the bike’s build story. The fuel tank, split in half to house Arch’s proprietary downdraft system, is also carved from billet. Fenders are state-of-the-art carbon fiber.

As co-founder Keanu Reeves says, every Arch is a showcase of “all the classical moments you look for in a bike.”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE LA TIMES

SHELBY AMERICAN AND ACAT GLOBAL COLLABORATE ON HIGH PERFORMANCE
CATALYTIC CONVERTER PROGRAM

 

LAS VEGAS – June 30, 2020 – Executives with Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), and ACAT Global have announced a development program to create cutting edge emission systems that increase horsepower, reduce emissions and improve reliability for its line of high performance vehicles. The two companies will initially focus their efforts on enhancing 5.0-liter Ford V8 engines in Shelby American built versions of the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150, as well as the 5.2 Voodoo and “Predator” engines in the Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500.

“Shelby American began defining performance in 1962 with the amazing Shelby Cobra, Shelby GT350 and Ford GT40,” said Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American. “Since then, we’ve relentlessly pursued innovations that set international expectations. That’s why we’re working with ACAT Global to leverage their exciting new technologies and rewrite the rules again.”

ACAT Global manufactures sophisticated catalytic converters and exhaust systems for internal combustion engine (ICE) applications worldwide. The company’s proprietary catalytic converter and exhaust technology is engineered for the most demanding on and off-road performance applications. These cost-effective products are 50-state compliant and typically less expensive than the traditional products.

“ACAT Global is advancing the goal of a cleaner, greener and more ‘fun’ world by optimizing the performance of internal combustion engines,” said Joe Moch, CEO of ACAT Global. “Our advanced systems can be tailored for specific applications in the automotive, marine, off-road, motorcycle and power generation industries. Beginning with two of Shelby American’s most popular vehicles, our goal is to make them faster, more reliable and cleaner.”

The joint development team collaborates between Las Vegas and Detroit. They have begun designing components and systems for both naturally aspirated and supercharged 5.0-liter Ford V8’s, as well as the two 5.2-liter motors. A rigorous testing regimen is also being conducted and then ACAT Global will work with the appropriate parties to deliver product-compliant to governmental vehicle emissions standards.

“Working with Ford Motor Company and companies like ACAT Global, Brembo and Penske, we trailblaze with every Shelby truck, SUV and car that we build,” said Patterson. “We’re on track for a bright future at Shelby American. After 55 years, performance is still very much our business.”
Individuals interested in a Shelby vehicle can visit their local dealer or go to Shelby.com.

About ACAT Global

ACAT Global delivers cost-effective and cutting-edge solutions that cut emissions, improve reliability and enhance horsepower for a broad spectrum of internal combustion engine (ICE) applications worldwide. The company’s proprietary catalytic converter and exhaust technology is engineered for the most demanding on and off-road performance applications. These cost-effective products are 50-state compliant and typically less expensive than traditional products.

The ACAT Global portfolio of solutions includes metallic catalytic converters and exhaust systems. Each of these advanced systems can be tailored to fit specific applications. From automotive to marine, off-road, motorcycle and power generators, ACAT Global makes the world cleaner – and greener – by optimizing the performance of ICEs. More information is available at https://acatglobal.com/technology/.

About Shelby American, Inc.

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289 street car, Daytona Coupe and Shelby Series 2 component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000, Super Snake and Carroll Shelby Signature Series Mustang post-title packages for the 2005-2020 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also offers the Shelby Raptor, Shelby F-150 Super Snake and Shelby F-150 trucks. Heritage cars include the continuation 1965 Shelby GT350 competition model, 1967 Ford Shelby Super Snake and 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR. For more information, visit www.shelby.com.

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Media Contact
Shelby American: Scott Black of TPRM at (214) 520-3430 ext. 3030 or sblack@tprm.com

ACAT GLOBAL HELPS ARCH MOTORCYCLE MEET
GLOBAL EMISSIONS FOR NEW KRGT-1

DETROIT – July 14, 2020 – ACAT Global, which manufactures sophisticated catalytic converters for internal combustion engines, played a critical role in helping ARCH Motorcycle, the Los Angeles based bespoke production motorcycle company co-founded by Gard Hollinger and Keanu Reeves, achieve emissions certification for its new KRGT-1 motorcycle worldwide. ACAT Global collaborated with ARCH Motorcycle to create a lightweight and cost-effective metallic catalytic converter that meets standards throughout the United States and all countries that adhere to Euro 4 regulations. ARCH Motorcycle recently secured Euro 4 certification of the KRGT-1, making it possible for ARCH to distribute their motorcycles to customers in the UK and throughout the European market.

“A catalyzed exhaust system was required for ARCH to meet the strict tailpipe emission standards required for Euro 4 standards and beyond,” said ARCH Motorcycle co-founder Gard Hollinger. “The low volume and bespoke nature of ARCH Motorcycle always makes finding suppliers willing to help create a version of their product which is unique to us both challenging and satisfying. From the beginning, ACAT Global enthusiastically supported the process of creating unique catalytic converter units for our exhaust, without which we could not have achieved emissions certification approval of the KRGT-1.”

Every ARCH Motorcycle is designed to be tailored through a bespoke ergonomic and aesthetic package, created in close partnership with the client throughout the 90-day build process. The result is an ARCH motorcycle completely unique to each owner.

Powered by a signature 124ci S&S/ARCH V-twin engine, the KRGT-1 is noted for its handling and performance characteristics without compromising all day cruising ability. The latest model features over 20 major changes involving more than 150 newly designed and manufactured components. The new ARCH KRGT-1 features redesigned bodywork, upgraded suspension, ergonomic enhancements, updated braking components and safety features including standard ABS.

ACAT Global’s proprietary catalytic converter and exhaust technology is engineered for the most demanding on and off-road performance applications. These cost-effective products are 50-state compliant and typically offer higher quality and better value than the traditional products.

“It was an exciting challenge to help ARCH Motorcycle launch the exciting KRGT-1 worldwide,” said Joe Moch, CEO of ACAT Global. “Their goal was to create a motorcycle that could be registered and enjoyed on any street in the world. We harnessed our decades of experience to create a lightweight, durable catalytic converter in a custom shape and package with extreme high performance capabilities. Our final solution was the perfect match of form and function.”

The joint development team collaborated between Southern California and Detroit. Once the design for the exciting new motorcycle’s components and system were finalized, a rigorous testing regimen was conducted. Next, government certification processes were completed worldwide.

“Earning key emission certifications while retaining the core ARCH design concepts of simplicity, elegance and innovation was a significant achievement for everyone,” said Moch. “This is a marvelous example of how collaboration between an OEM, government agency and ACAT Global can result in a vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine that is fun, durable and green.”

For more information on ARCH Motorcycle or the ARCH KRGT-1, please visit archmotorcycle.com. For media information, images and specification for the new ARCH KRGT-1, visit archmediakit.com.

ABOUT ARCH MOTORCYCLE:

Arch Motorcycle is a boutique manufacturer, co-founded by Gard Hollinger and Keanu Reeves, that produces bespoke production motorcycles in their state-of-the-art, Los Angeles area factory. ARCH creates over 200 unique parts in-house which are proprietary to the KRGT-1, their first production model. Designer and builder Gard Hollinger oversees a seasoned staff of devoted craftsmen who hand-assemble each unit to meet their client’s ergonomic and aesthetic preferences.

ABOUT ACAT GLOBAL:

ACAT Global delivers cost-effective and cutting-edge solutions that cut emissions, improve reliability and enhance horsepower for a broad spectrum of internal combustion engine (ICE) applications worldwide. The company’s proprietary catalytic converter and exhaust technology is engineered for the most demanding on and off-road performance applications. These cost-effective products are 50-state compliant and typically are of higher quality and better value than traditional products.

The ACAT Global portfolio of solutions includes metallic catalytic converters, ceramic catalytic converters and exhaust systems. Each of these advanced systems can be tailored to fit specific applications. From automotive to marine, off-road, motorcycle and power generators, ACAT Global makes the world cleaner – and greener – by optimizing the performance of ICEs. More information is available at https://acatglobal.com.

 

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Media Contact
ACAT Global: Scott Black of TPRM at (214) 520-3430 ext. 3030 or sblack@tprm.com
Arch Motorcycle: Jennifer Abel of Rogers & Cowan PMK at Jennifer.Abel@rogersandcowanpmk.com