Emissions control experts Eminox has joined a new partnership with train-leasing company Porterbrook and Southwest Railway to reduce diesel emissions using SCRT® technology.
The companies are working together on a ground-breaking trial that could see Eminox’s successful automotive after-treatment technology fitted to hundreds of Britain’s existing diesel trains.
This new partnership between Eminox and Porterbrook is being supported by the Department for Transport (DfT), delivered through InnovateUK’s First of a Kind (FoaK 2) funding.
The FoaK 2 funding will allow trial fitting of Eminox SCRT® technology to a South Western Railway Class 159 diesel train. This trial will be the world’s first fitting of the SCRT® technology to rail.
The trial is expected to see a significant reduction in diesel emissions. Eminox’s state-of-the-art catalyst can reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by over 80%, particulate matter (PM) by over 90%, and both carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons by over 90%.
If the trial proves successful, the innovation is likely to be deployed on a number of existing fleets across Britain’s railways.
State-of-the-art telemetry will be fitted to the trial Class 159 train to provide real-time diagnostics and performance data from the system.