HJS Emission Technology has announced that its Real Blue SCRT system has recently become approved by the Energy Saving Trust’s (EST) Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS).
The CVRAS is a certification scheme for manufacturers of retrofit emissions reduction technology that enables bus operators to upgrade emission standards for compliance with the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London and Clean Air Zone’s (CAZ) throughout the UK.
Five of the biggest cities in the UK are set to implement CAZ’s; Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Nottingham and Southampton, and 28 other areas must also submit plans to tackle air quality issues.
The UK Government is supporting transport emission reduction initiatives throughout England by releasing a £30m Clean Bus Technology Fund which can be used to upgrade buses to real world Euro 6 emission standards. Only CVRAS-approved technologies can be used to secure funding.
The HJS Real Blue SCRT system vastly reduces Nitrogen Oxide emissions generated by diesel engines. Supplied in combination with a diesel particulate filter, HJS claims the system is widely recognised as one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to achieve TfL/CVRAS Euro 6 emission standards from Euro 3, 4 and 5 buses.
The Real Blue SCRT system is available for some of the most common UK buses including the Alexander Dennis Enviro200, Enviro400 and Enviro400H, as well as the Volvo B9TL and B5LH. Further system development for many of the other common bus applications is underway.