Fiat selects PML to develop laser exhaust monitor

The EU Sixth Framework Progamme for R&D will provide €2.4 million in funding, most of which will be for original research by PML..

Sources inform ''Globes'' that research institute of Fiat SpA (NYSE; LSE:FIA; Milan:FIAT) has selected Israeli start-up PML - Particle Monitoring Technologies Ltd., based at Kinarot-Jordan Valley Technology Incubator, to head a research consortium, financed under the EU Sixth Framework Progamme for Research and Development. PML develops industrial laser-based particles monitoring systems.

The three-year research program is intended to develop a method for measuring and analyzing emissions from vehicle engines in order to meet the increasingly strict standards of European and US environmental agencies. The EU Sixth Framework Programme will provide €2.4 million in funding, most of which will be for original research by PML.

PML collaborates with the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and was founded by Prof. Joseph Shamir of the Technion Faculty of Electrical Engineering. Under the project for Fiat, the company will develop monitoring means for the mass production of nanotechnology-based sensors. If the project succeeds, it is believed that it will open up the huge global vehicle market to the company.

PML’s technology uses a structured laser beam that includes an alpha laser beam and a lighted laser beam, which interact to create complex signals that the system’s software analyzes. This analysis makes it possible to draw conclusions, measure and monitor the concentration, size and type of nanoparticles. PML has filed a patent for the technology with the patent offices in Israel, the US, EU, and Australia.

The project began on July 1, and is up and running. Kinarot general manager Dr. Meir Teichner said, “This project will open to us a huge global market worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The challenge now is to find the killer application among all the applications of PML’s technology.”

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes.co.il - on August 21, 2006

© Copyright of Globes Publisher Itonut (1983) Ltd. 2006

5 Comments
View comments in rows
Update by email about comments talkback
POST
Comments
Your name
Please insert your name
Content
Hyperlink in a new window Hyperlink Right Left underline italic bold Bulleted List Ordered List Face1 Face2 Face3 Face4 Face5 Face6
Your comment

Thanks
You comment was recieved and soon will be published.
In posting comments, I agree to abide by the Terms of Use
Globes encourages lively and frank debate, but posts that the editors consider merely abusive or otherwise inappropriate will be removed. Report inappropriate content
Thank you for posting your comment, which will be reviewed for publication.
Loading Comments...load
Load more comments
Twitter Facebook Linkedin RSS Newsletters גלובס