Eminox gives clean emissions upgrade to Go North East
By Kyle Lindsay
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:04
Eminox have retrofit the existing fleet
NO2 reduced by 96% in existing fleet
Eminox, one of Europe’s leading designers and manufacturers of emissions reduction systems, has secured a contract with Go North East to upgrade 40 buses with its next generation SCRT technology.
As part of their individual environmental initiatives, Sunderland City Council, Durham County Council and Gateshead Council each successfully bid to secure over £600k from the Department for Transport’s Clean Bus Technology Fund (CBTF) set up to encourage local authorities to contribute to improving air quality in their regions.
Eminox won the contract to improve emissions having demonstrated the most impressive emissions performance – reducing NO2 by 96.7% with the target only set at 50%. With this in mind, SCRT technology will see the 40 Scania L94 buses upgraded from Euro III to Euro VI emissions performance, which brings them in line with the EU air quality standards for new vehicle emissions.
Kirk Trewin, Chief Engineer at Go North East said: “We are committed to playing our part in lowering emissions and reducing our carbon footprint. Thanks to the Department for Transport’s Clean Bus Technology Fund we were able to implement Eminox’s SCRT technology on forty of our older buses. This together with our other initiatives means that we continue to operate one of the greenest bus fleets in the UK.”
Steve Rawson, head of retrofit engineering at Eminox, said: “We are pleased to be part of the drive for emissions improvements in the North East region. By retrofitting the existing fleet we can improve air quality without the high costs associated with replacing an entire fleet. The Go North East buses will benefit from having the most advanced Eminox SCRT technology fitted to its fleet.”