Gainsborough-based emission reduction specialist Eminox is set to be a key player in reducing roadside pollution as part of plans to improve air quality across the UK, opening up local job opportunities.
Following the Mayor of London’s recent announcement to introduce the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) 17 months earlier than initially planned, bringing it forward to April 2019, Eminox will help to refit heavy-duty vehicles, such as buses, with new exhaust systems to reduce emissions, called SCRT.
The SCRT is able to reduce NO2 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 the 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 manufacturing company and will lead to more local jobs being created to deal with the ongoing demand over the coming years.
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.”
Eminox SCRT 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.