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Climate Change

Change. If not right now. When?

Climate change refers to changes in meteorological conditions that extend over a large period of time. It is due either to climate variability caused by natural causes (such as floods, fires, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions) or to direct or indirect human activity (such as over-consumption of primary products, overexploitation of natural resources and deforestation).

From the 1980s until today the world’s population has doubled and economic growth has been explosive for several countries. But the natural environment has deteriorated and the imbalance between the countries of the developed and developing world has intensified.

Heavy industry operated mainly through the use of fossil fuels all this time. As a result, gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrogen oxides (N2O) and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are released into the atmosphere. All these gases, together with ozone (O3), when concentrated in large masses cause the greenhouse effect resulting in more frequent exacerbations of extreme weather events.

As for the automotive industry, from the end of the 19th century until today, its evolution and development was based on internal combustion engines (gasoline-diesel-gas). In 1991 the compulsory use of a catalytic converter for cars was introduced in Europe. It was followed by the DPF (diesel particulate filter) in 2009 and the GPF (petrol particulate filter) with the EURO 6d.

After 2010 things started to develop at a faster pace. The global pressure to reduce emissions (mainly CO2 and N2O) was enormous. Thus, a trend was created for hybrid engines with parallel research and development of renewable energy sources. It was then that TESLA was founded, which highlighted the choice of electromobility. A choice that has become fashionable today for vehicles of all types. From skates to trains! But have petrol and diesel engines said their last word? Is really e-mobility the future of automotive? Are there other alternative energy sources that could be used?


For more than 50 years, BEDA SA has been closely following the developments.

It is the only Greek company that manufactured in 2000 a catalytic converter with a high content of noble metals. Noble metals (Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium) are widely used in catalysts and DPFs and are intended to emit more environmentally friendly pollutants. Our Company has entered into strategic partnerships with the best factories in the world in this sector. It carries out, in its facilities, DPF and catalyst regeneration with state-of-the-art machines. With benefit for both the customer and the environment. Proper and regular maintenance of your vehicle and the regeneration or change, if necessary, of the catalytic converter or DPF leads to a greener environment, a clearer sky! However, BEDA SA is also taking a look at the future. And it is always ready to innovate with the right form of renewable energy to continue giving you the boost you need…

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