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Medford Business Meets Dept. of Energy Challenge

January 27, 2012

By Bryan Navarro

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford start up business is in the running for a national green energy award.

Umpqua Energy is developing ways to allow gasoline engines to burn more efficiently and with better emissions.

One of the company’s products is a De-Nox Catalyst, which is added to the end of a car’s tailpipe. The De-Nox Catalyst turns harmful emission gases into safe nitrogen and oxygen.

Umpqua Energy is in a contest to win an Energy Innovators Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. Part of the challenge is public voting which ends February 6th.