Five-year development deal for Clean Air Power

CLEAN Air Power, which is developing dual-fuel engine management software for heavy duty vehicles, has signed a five-year deal with engineering consultancy Ricardo.

The Leyland company, whose recent £5m fundraising was supported by Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, said that under the agreement Ricardo will recommend Clean Air to its clients as a preferred developer and supplier of dual fuel systems.

It said the agreement would serve to strengthen both companies, by bringing together Clean Air Power’s advanced dual-fuel technology – which enables heavy-duty diesel engines to run primarily on natural gas – with Ricardo’s expertise of developing products for manufacturers.

Clean Air’s chief executive John Pettitt said: “Ricardo is a world renowned engineering company and this co-operation agreement offers further validation of the quality and reliability of our Dual Fuel technology. Our clear medium term strategy is to develop further OEM (original equipment manufacturer) relationships and through this agreement we have access to the resources and engineering expertise needed to develop additional new OEM products, based on our Dual-Fuel technology, to meet the growing interest in natural gas vehicles amongst manufacturers.”