Eminox, designers and manufacturers of emissions reduction systems, has secured a contract with Go North East to upgrade 40 buses with its SCRT technology.
Sunderland City Council, Durham County Council and Gateshead Council each successfully bid to secure over £600,000 from the Department for Transport’s Clean Bus Technology Fund – set up to encourage local authorities to contribute to improving air quality in their regions.
Eminox won the contract having demonstrated the most impressive emissions performance. The SCRT system reduced NO2 by 96.7%, the minimum requirement being 50% reduction. The buses have been fitted with Eminox’s SCRT system, which was specially designed to fit in the smaller space envelope of these buses.
The Eminox SCRT system combines CRT (Continuously Regenerating Trap) with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology to produce a system that reduces both particulate matter and nitrogen oxides, as well as hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide.
The new SCRT technology will upgrade the 40 Scania L94 buses from Euro 3 to Euro 5 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 are able to implement Eminox’s SCRT technology on 40 of our older buses. This 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. Our SCRT technology delivers on-road performance and comfortably meets the most stringent emissions legislation.
“We are continuously evolving our range of emissions reduction retrofit products to meet specific vehicle requirements and maximise performance to improve air quality. The Go North East buses will benefit from having the most advanced Eminox SCRT technology fitted to its fleet.”