SEMA Virtual Education

Bridging the Gap from "Runs Good" to Emissions Compliance

Recorded On: 02/20/2024

Laboratory tests for attaining an Executive Order (EO) from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on an aftermarket product are both expensive and time consuming. However, other alternatives are available to speed up the calibration process and avoid costly failed lab tests. These same tools can be added to most dyno shops to document the emissions impact of modifications and custom tuning.

During this session, emissions engineer, author and expert Greg Banish will discuss tools that can be used when working on a project that will eventually apply for CARB EO certification. Attendees will learn about the tools and tactics used to deliver emissions compliant performance calibrations, increasing the likelihood of passing an official emissions test on the first try, and therefore saving testing time and resources.

The presentation will benefit tuners/calibrators, dyno shop owners, tuning software company engineers, and regulators. It presents attendees with a wide variety of tools and solutions used in emissions development, and expert advice on avoiding common errors during the process. 

Greg Banish

Automotive Engineer, Trainer and Consultant

I am an automotive engineer, trainer, and consultant, with over 20 years of experience as a powertrain calibrator for several major OEMs. My background and education is primarily in mechanical engineering (BSME with Automotive Specialty from GMI/Kettering University, 1999) and combustion systems. As a former high performance shop owner, I tuned thousands of unique combinations. I have lots of first hand experience with the challenges faced by tuners and enthusiasts alike who are constantly looking for an edge when it comes to engine and powertrain controls. I've had the rare opportunity to work on some really interesting projects over the years ranging from 9-second drag racers to the latest in gasoline direct injection technology and hybrids.

I have been teaching high performance fuel injection control since 2005. My first two books published in 2007 and 2009 continue to top the rankings in their genre on Amazon with over 90,000 copies sold worldwide and better than 4.5 star review ratings. My third book was just released in 2023, focusing on OBD and emissions. I have hosted classes across the US since 2005 and worked 1-on-1 with tuners, shop owners, and OEM engineers on a wide range of projects. I also provide technical writing for several clients, including Hot Rod Magazine.

As part of my OEM career, I have done calibration, emissions, and management work for GM, Ford, Lotus, Roush, and FCA. I am passionate about showing the high-performance industry how we can build responsible horsepower that is kind to our environment.


Bridging the Gap from 'Runs Good' to Emissions Compliance
02/20/2024 at 1:00 PM (PST)  |  Recorded On: 02/20/2024  |  60 minutes
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