Gainsborough-based emissions reduction specialist Eminox is to play its part in improving UK air quality with new heavy-duty vehicle exhaust systems.
The scheme is expected to open up new job opportunities after Mayor of London Sadiq Khan brought forward the introduction of the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) 17 months earlier than planned.
Eminox will help refit heavy-duty vehicles, such as buses, with new exhaust systems called SCRT.
The company’s technology has already been approved to aid in the £86.1 million project retrofitting 5,000 Transport for London buses in preparation for the introduction of the ULEZ.
The SCRT is able to reduce nitrogen dioxide levels by up to 99% whilst also reducing Particulate Matter (PM), which is most harmful, by up to 95%, making the vehicle compliant with ULEZ.
In addition, nearly 30 local authorities across the UK have been tasked by government with producing their own plans to tackle air pollution by March 2018.
Plans must be finalised by December 2018 and whatever measures are agreed, which could include Clean Air Zones (CAZ), need to be in place by the end of 2020.
The announcement of the early introduction of ULEZ has already provided an influx of enquiries to the Lincolnshire manufacturing company
Mark Runciman, Operations Director for Eminox, said: “Over the years, it’s been hard for fleet operators to keep up to speed with changing legislation when it comes to emissions standards and unsurprisingly, many are getting frustrated.
“The SCRT offers these businesses the ability to retrofit their existing vehicles for a fraction of the cost of buying new, whilst making sure that it complies with all new legislation that is predicted to come into play.
“By being the first company to become approved by the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS), Eminox has proven to be a market leader when it comes to staying ahead of the competition and helping to make the UK’s air safer.”