£5m for ideas to reduce non-exhaust emissions and particulates

A new competition from Innovate UK is to invest almost £5 million in ideas to reduce the emissions and particulates that come from vehicle and surface wear, as well as non-road vehicles and equipment.

Organisations can win funding to work on ideas that go beyond exhaust and road vehicle fumes.

This includes ways to reduce emissions, either from road vehicle brake and tyre wear or road surface abrasion.

Innovate is also looking for ways to reduce emissions and particulates from industrial equipment and non-road vehicles used on construction sites, such as excavators, bulldozers, front loaders, cranes and compressors with combustion engines.

Refrigeration units in vehicles including vans or heavy goods vehicles is also included.

Projects in this competition should develop and demonstrate products or services in these 3 areas.

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