VERT Association founded as a non profit-organisation according to Swiss Law on Febr. 20th,2009. The newly founded organisation aims at promoting best available technology (BAT) for reduction of emissions or internal combustion engines, in particular to minimise highly toxic pollutants of cancerogenic nature.

VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) represents over 3,100 mostly medium-sized companies in the capital goods industry, making it the largest industry association in Europe.