Chancellor’s red diesel review “a step in the right direction” to improve air quality

2017-05-22T16:47:20+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Dearman News|

The Dearman Engine Company has welcomed the Chancellor’s review of the use of red diesel to help improve Britain’s air quality.

As the country faces a major air pollution problem, the official Budget statement today announced:

“3.25 Red diesel – The government will publish a call for evidence on the use of red diesel in order to improve understanding of eligible industries and current use. Evidence is particularly sought on the use of red diesel in urban areas.”

Many of the 84,000 TRUs estimated to be on Britain’s roads use red diesel and are highly polluting.

They can emit up to six times as much nitrogen oxide (NOx) and almost 30 times as much particulate matter (PM) as a Euro 6 heavy goods vehicle engine.

Dearman has produced a zero-emission alternative to diesel-powered transport refrigeration units (TRUs).

Commenting after the Chancellor’s Budget statement, Dearman’s Deputy Chief Executive Michael Ayres said:

“The Chancellor’s Budget is a step in the right direction for improving Britain’s air quality. We look forward to engaging fully with government’s review on the use of red diesel and showing that zero emission alternative technologies, such as the Dearman Engine, are available and affordable.”


For further information please contact:

Mo Saqib (Policy & Communications Officer, Dearman Engine Company)
T: +44 (0)203 829 0035, E: mo.saqib@dearman.co.uk

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