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Element Energy supports Hager Environmental & Atmospheric Technologies (HEAT) in deploying remote sensing technology across Scotland’s major cities to tackle road pollution

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Element Energy and their partners HEAT and The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) have been awarded a three year contract by Transport Scotland, the national transport agency for Scotland. HEAT, with expertise from Element Energy, will utilise Emissions Detection and Reporting (EDAR) technology to monitor vehicles in Scotland’s Low Emission Zones. A large dataset will be accumulated over the three years, providing in-depth analysis to assist enforcement and policy making regarding vehicle emissions.

Celine Cluzel, Director at Element Energy said “Remote sensing technology is an effective tool to map and understand pollution in our cities, this study will provide useful data and test a technical solution for policy makers to develop strategies to tackle road pollution”. Additionally, the remote sensing system will be the first to be installed in Scotland, helping Scotland to achieve its road pollution and emissions targets in the future.

Emission Detection and Reporting (EDAR) system will be installed and runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week capturing data on levels of pollutants such as carbon dioxide and nitrous oxides for a short period of time. Remote sensing is a great option for monitoring fleet emissions due to its ability to identify individual high- or low-emitting vehicles and to screen for groups of high-emitting vehicles for market surveillance.

One key example of the previous successes of EDAR deployment was an Anti-Tampering campaign in the Flanders region of Belgium in 2019. Through HEAT’s remote sensing system, over 210,000 valid measurements were recorded accurately, including vehicles travelling up to 170kmh on a motorway. The Flemish government successfully identified and pulled over 86% of tampered vehicles, compared to 9% before the campaign.

The full Press Release can be found here: https://pressat.co.uk/releases/hager-environmental-and-atmospheric-technologies-heat-awarded-multi-year-emission-testing-contract-in-scotland-f8e05c94abe6c3035b2795c1eddd3354/

Read more at: https://www.heatremotesensing.com/

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