Groundbreaking technology developed by Eminox in partnership with Westminster City Council and Veolia in the UK will be fitted to rubbish trucks in Westminster, in the bid to reduce harmful emissions and nitrogen oxide by 99%.
The innovative solution replaces existing exhaust systems and filters emissions of the heavy-duty diesel vehicles.
The technology, has been successfully trialed on two Westminster City Council Euro 5 refuse collection vehicles (RCVs). During the pilot, nitrogen oxide levels fell by 99 per cent, resulting in lower emissions than newer Euro 6 vehicles.
The system also means the trucks will beat the Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ) target set by Transport for London.
Cllr Tim Mitchell, Cabinet Member for Environment and City Management, said: “Poor air quality is a major concern for our residents – that’s why we’re using new technology to tackle the problem in a world first.
“Westminster is a leader in improving air quality and councils across the UK have eagerly followed the project’s progress. Investing in technologies like this scheme is how we’re creating a healthier and greener city.”
“We’ve struck up an excellent partnership with Eminox and Veolia and look forward to witnessing what our hard work delivers in the near future.”
Carlos Vicente, Eminox Retrofit Sales Director, said: “We have been working with Westminster Council for many years and they have always been early adopters in clean air technology. The support from Westminster for this project has enabled us to collaborate with Veolia and Amminex to develop real world Euro 6 ULEZ solutions for the most prestigious RCV fleet in the country.”