John J. Money passed away on June 16

We want to inform you about the sad fact that John J. Mooney, the 'father' of the three-way catalyst, passed away. He was a faithful participant in the Nanoparticle Conference for many years. He died last Tuesday,  June 16, 2020.

We will miss him very much as an always interesting conversation partner and his calm, always friendly nature.

11th VERT Forum postponed to September 17th

Dear Colleagues,

so many experts speaking on highly attractive subjects and burning air pollution questions made it possible to announce a very rich agenda for the 11.VERT-Forum at EMPA on March 18th and more than 120 colleagues have already applied for participation!

But last week COVID-19 arrived in Switzerland also, the cantonal government is prohibiting large meetings and EMPA, our partner and host in Duebendorf, has decided to not permit meetings with more than 20 participants.

Although we as VERT believe air pollution may be a much bigger risk to human health than COVID-19 and deserves all our energy and network activity to provide best available technology solutions, the board of the VERT Association has decided to postpone the 11. VERT Forum to September 17th 2020 in order to avoid any additional health risk due to Corona virus exposure for the participants.

We would like to thank you all for being prepared to meet with us and hope to see you at EMPA/Dübendorf in September to make the 11th VERT Forum a successful event. We apologize for any inconvenience this decision might generate on your side and we take this opportunity to wish you all good health, strength and patience to get over this critical period.

with best regards 
Lars Larsen, President 
Volker Hensel, CEO 
Dr. Andreas Mayer, SC 


Best Available Technology in Emission Reduction


What VERT® stands for:

  • An Association dedicated to the promotion of Best Available Technology for emission control
  • The Core objective of VERT® is the minimization of health burden caused by combustion engine emissions, esp. the elimination of Ultra Fine Particles (UFP)
  • Members of VERT® are international manufacturers of engines, testing devices, DPF and SCR systems, as well as of substrate producers, chassis builders, among others
  • VERT® stresses and recommends the application of particle number measurement against a pure particle mass count as very light Ultra Fine Particles (UFP) cause a major threat to health
  • We set the highest quality standards for emission control technology by certifying emission control technologies (VERT® Label) and publishing the VERT® filter list
  • VERT® supports traffic pollution reduction programs all over the world, esp. in megacities

What makes VERT® unique:

  • 20 years of experience in diesel particulate filter technology
  • Pioneer in nanoparticle measurement and retrofitting of diesel particle filters
  • Highest technical standards and procedures which are shared in the VERT® Forum conference every March
  • A close cooperation with science and research institutes with the aim of supporting new findings on health effects and benefits
  • More than 400,000 vehicles worldwide (on-road and off-road) retrofitted with diesel particle filter systems
  • More than 65 verified filter systems
  • Influential role in international legislation (EURO VI regulation; NRMM Stage V)

"Few risks have a greater impact on global health today than air pollution; the evidence signals the need for concerted action to clean up the air we all breathe."


Dr. Maria Neira,
Director of WHO’s Department for Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, 2012