Eminox, one of Europe’s leading emissions control engineering and design innovators to OEMs and the aftermarket, has announced it has been appointed by Metro, the West Yorkshire Passenger transport Executive, to fit emissions reduction technology to 119 school buses. The funding has been made available through Metro’s successful £1m bid to the Clean Bus Technology Fund set up to improve air quality around schools and children.
The project will see 119 BMC Condor Euro 3 vehicles operating Metro’s Mybus yellow schools bus programme fitted with Eminox SCRT systems. Eminox will work with Metro and its four operators to ensure all systems are fitted in accordance with the availability and operating requirements of each fleet.
Eminox was chosen following a competitive tender, having demonstrated the most impressive emissions performance. The requirement was to achieve cuts of 70% NOx, 90% Particulate Matter and 50% NO2, however, Eminox actually demonstrated reductions of 97% NOx, 94% PM and 56% NO2. These results will upgrade the buses from Euro 3 to beyond Euro 5 emissions performance and provides Metro with a cost-effective retrofit option.
“When Eminox tendered for the task of ‘greening’ Metro’s yellow buses, we were impressed by the company’s ability to demonstrate proven emission reductions,” said Ciara Trafford, Service Development Co-ordinator at Metro Bus West Yorkshire. “We look forward to working with them on this scheme to transform air quality around West Yorkshire’s schools”.
Stephen Walsh, Project Manager at Eminox adds, “The aim of the Clean Bus Technology Fund is to enable projects that significantly improve air quality and therefore the health of local citizens. We’re delighted to be assisting Metro in improving the air that children breathe. After all, in terms of exposure to pollutants, they are a particularly sensitive user group.”
As improving air quality is of utmost importance in England, the Department of Transport and the Department of Environment, Food and Rural have made funding available via the Clean Bus Technology Fund.Back to News and Features