A grant from the Nationals in Government will allow North Coast company HRDS Technology to test a breakthrough device that cuts greenhouse gas emissions produced by heavy vehicles, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said.

“This is great news for the company and our environment,” he said. “This $200,000 grant allows HRDS Technologies to work with the University of Technology Sydney to verify that its device, called Regenodrive, reduces the emission of carbon dioxide and other harmful chemicals by heavy vehicles. It also reduces the amount of fuel the heavy vehicles use.”

Mr Hogan said on average, trucks used 25,000 litres of diesel every year, producing 67,500 kilos of carbon dioxide. Using its Portable Emissions Measuring System, UTS will conduct “real world” testing of regenodrive. This will provide irrefutable evidence of the effectiveness of this new technology in cutting harmful emissions and reducing fuel usage.

HRDS Technologies Chief Executive Trevor Dunn claimed the company’s device cut fuel usage and emissions by at least 30 per cent, and said the grant would give them the opportunity to produce certified test results that would help market and sell the product around the world.