Major TfL bus retrofit includes Eminox emissions technology 15 February 2013
Eminox emissions technology is to be rolled out as part of a major bus retrofit programme throughout London to help tackle air pollution.
The company's particulate traps will help ensure that all of TfL's buses meet Euro 4 standard or better for NOx emissions by the end of 2015, as recently requested by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
In all, six London bus operators will be involved in the conversion programme. Eminox is to start working with Go Ahead Group to upgrade 259 of its buses, and First Group for a further 90 buses.
London's bus retrofit programme is the largest scheme of its kind in Europe and will be funded by £5 million from government matched by £5 million from TfL.
In total 900 buses will be upgraded – a mix of Volvo B7s, Dennis Darts and Tridents.
The Euro 3 buses, already retrofitted with CRT (catalytic reduction technology) to reduce particulate matter, will have their exhaust systems adapted to full SCRT (selective catalytic reduction technology).
"Buses are responsible for 10% of NOx emissions across the capital and this retrofit programme will make significant inroads in reducing these," says Kathye Henderson, marketing manager at Eminox.
"I'm delighted that Eminox is to play an important role in the retrofit programme which represents an effective, available and affordable means of cutting emissions from public transport."
Alexander Dennis Ltd
Volvo Group UK Ltd
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