Outdoor Power Equipment
NOXFOX catalytic filters are efficient and low cost, and will help equipment manufacturers and consumers meet new EPA regulations. The EPA estimates that by 2030 the new regulations on small engines will reduce annually:
3,000,000,000 pounds of carbon monoxide
1,200,000,000 pounds of volatile organic hydrocarbon emissions
260,000,000 pounds of NOx emissions
11,000,000 pounds of direct particulate matter emissions
Description of the market
Most Outdoor Power Equipment is powered by small spark-ignition engines. Small spark-ignition engines are less than 50 horsepower and are used primarily in the lawn and garden and power tool markets. According to the E.P.A., households and businesses in the United States currently use between 47 and 52 million walk-behind and ride-on lawnmowers. It is estimated that the industry shipped over 8 million units in 2006.
There are two categories of engines in this market; handheld and non-handheld. These categories are further subdivided by Class. Non-handheld engines are comprised of Class I and Class II engines. Handheld engines are comprised of Class III, IV, and V engines. Each engine class is subject to slightly different regulations.
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