The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented its 2006 Climate Protection Award to Denso Corp. for its Ejector Cycle. According to the company, the new technology reduces energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of vehicle air conditioning, refrigeration units and residential heat pumps.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented its 2006 Climate Protection Award to Denso Corp. for its Ejector Cycle.

According to the company, the new technology reduces energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of vehicle air conditioning, refrigeration units and residential heat pumps.

"When this technology is installed in a refrigeration unit and combined with other complementary breakthroughs in components and controls, it can demonstrate efficiency improvements of 50 percent or more," said Hikaru Sugi, managing officer and head of Denso's Thermal Systems Business Group. "This leads to a 70 percent reduction in refrigerant emissions and a 60 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions."

"This year's Climate Protection Award winners have set impressive goals, employed innovative approaches and demonstrated what can be achieved in the interest of protecting our climate," said William Wehrum, acting assistant administrator for Air and Radiation at the EPA. "We congratulate Denso on their outstanding achievement."

This is the fourth EPA award earned by Denso.