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  • Media advisory: EPA’s ann arbor lab hosts ecocar challenge ride and drive march 14

    EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge will celebrate the culmination of nearly three years of innovative thinking from North America’s future automotive engineers on Monday, March 14 at the first “Green Ride & Drive” at the U.S. EPA’s National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich. During the Ride & Drive, journalists can go for a spin in one of the ...

  • EPA Requiring BMW to Correct Fuel Economy Labels for Four Mini Cooper Vehicles

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising estimates for four 2014 BMW Mini Cooper vehicles to ensure consumers are given accurate fuel economy values. The EPA performed a fuel economy audit on the BMW Mini Cooper and obtained values that differed from those BMW submitted to EPA for certification. With EPA oversight, BMW conducted new emissions and fuel economy testing, and EPA ...

  • Tekran 3300Xi HgCEM

    Introducing the new Tekran 3300Xi HgCEM. The Tekran 3300Xi is modular, simpler to install and maintain, includes the new Tekran 2537Xi detector and is operated with updated CEM+ software (Tekran 3321Xi pictured). The 3300Xi is the ideal platform for inlet/outlet control technology optimization, regulatory monitoring of mercury emissions and bench-scale laboratory research. - See more at: ...

  • EPA Requires Ford to Correct Fuel Economy for Six Vehicle Models

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that Ford Motor Company (Ford) is revising the fuel economy (mpg) estimates for six vehicle models to correct errors found in an internal Ford audit. Ford is required to correct fuel economy labels on affected vehicles within 15 days. EPA oversaw Ford’s re-testing program and conducted independent tests to confirm the corrected ...

  • Whatcar? and emissions analytics use sensors, inc.`S semtech-ds for true mpg

    Using SEMTECH-DS, Sensors, Inc.’s laboratory-grade emissions measurement system, Emissions Analytics has produced real-world fuel economy and emissions figures for dozens of leading car models. The detailed emissions data captured under normal driving conditions have been processed using sophisticated data analysis tools aimed at improving information for users of light-duty ...


    By Sensors, Inc.

  • Hyundai/Kia to Correct Overstated MPG Claims as Result of EPA Investigation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America will lower their fuel economy (mpg) estimates for the majority of their model year 2012 and 2013 models after EPA testing found discrepancies between agency results and data submitted by the company. The auto companies have submitted to the EPA a plan for cars currently on dealer lots ...

  • Investors` call for on-the-road tests shows need for EU oversight

    Institutional investors with a total of €12 trillion of assets under management have called for EU policymakers to restore confidence in Europe's car emissions testing regime by introducing on-the-road testing for CO2 emissions. Sustainable transport group Transport & Environment said it highlights the importance of ending the systematic manipulation of car testing, and that this ...

  • Car and van makers continue to meet CO2 emission targets ahead of schedule

    A new EEA report, 'Monitoring CO2 emissions from passenger cars and vans in 2013' presents final data for both vehicle types, updating preliminary data published earlier this year. The average passenger car sold in 2013 emitted 126.7 grams of carbon dioxide per passenger kilometre (g CO2/km), already below the legal threshold of 130 g CO2/km to be fully reached by 2015. Similarly, the average ...

  • First Batch of EPA Testing Shows Nonroad Diesel Equipment Meets Tough New Pollution Limits

    EPA has finished the initial batch of emissions testing for construction, agricultural and industrial diesel-powered engines to confirm that results supplied by engine manufacturers are accurate. This milestone marks the start of a series of 'confirmatory' emissions testing to ensure that these nonroad diesel engines meet the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Nonroad Diesel Fuel as early as 2008. ...

  • Carmakers’ hands tied as EU agrees CO2 targets will be based on new test

    CO2 targets for 2021 for new cars will be based on an improved test, the WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure), after a decision today by the European Council and the European Commission. Sustainable transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) welcomes the decision as the conversion methodology will limit how much carmakers can manipulate tests to meet 2021 CO2 ...

  • EPUK committee member wins prestigious air quality award

    The Campaign for Clean Air in London was awarded with the City of London Corporation's inaugural 2010/11 Sustainable City Award for Air Quality last night. The Campaign was founded by Simon Birkett, an active member of EPUK's Air Quality Committee. The Sustainable City Awards were established in 2001 to recognise and reward UK organisations, from multinational businesses to small charities, for ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Public-private collaboration gives results and opens new spaces in environmental control

    POLLUTION, an historic company from Bologna that products analytical instruments, has signed an agreement with PROAMBIENTE, a public and private consortium, the National Research Council and the High Technology ER network, for the PYXIS BTEX production and sale, a unique Real-time environmental instrument for BTEX analysis. In particular, this volatile organic compound analyzer (benzene, ...


    By Pollution S.r.l.

  • Golden Specialty, Inc. Announces New Offices in Illinois, Iowa, and Utah.

    Golden Specialty, Inc., one of the nation’s leading industrial emissions testing firms, has opened regional offices in Salt Lake City, Cedar Rapids, and Decatur (IL). The new locations join Golden’s corporate office in Houston, testing operations in Deer Park (TX) and the Bellingham (WA) office. At each regional location, Golden acquired an established testing company with ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • EPA accelerates green innovation with EcoCar competition

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has joined the EcoCar consortium of government, industry and academic leaders dedicated to advancing clean, efficient automotive technology. The consortium hosts EcoCar,The Next Challenge, a three-year competition among 17 universities in the U.S. and Canada to redesign and reengineer a 2009 Saturn VUE to further minimize fuel consumption and emissions. In ...

  • UL and QUATEST3 sign alliance agreement to develop furniture testing and emissions laboratory in Vietnam

    UL (Underwriters Laboratories), and QUATEST3 (Quality Assurance and Testing Center 3) today announced the signing of an Alliance Agreement to develop a furniture and chemical emissions testing laboratory in Vietnam. The goal of the agreement is to provide a world-class product testing facility and expertise in regulations that will enable Vietnamese furniture manufacturers to expand their ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Hitachi High-Tech receives A2LA certification for OES

    Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science Americas, Inc. is pleased to announce that their calibration laboratory received the acclaimed American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for their Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) product line. Calibration laboratories that receive the A2LA accreditation are held to the highest standards published by the Organization for Standardization (ISO) ...

  • Dounreay delivers GBP 6m in savings to NDA

    The performance of Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd during its first year of operation is highlighted in the newly-published annual report and accounts of its parent body, UKAEA. During 2008/09, DSRL delivered 97 per cent of its clean-up programme for four per cent less than estimated, reducing the cost to taxpayers and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority by £6 million. The UKAEA group report ...

  • Maintenance for Renault: full service by HORIBA

    Members of the HORIBA team standing in front of the Renault Lardy Technical Center. The 24 member technical department of HORIBA France ATS services 40 customers from different backgrounds; including car and engine makers, automotive suppliers, as well as state and private laboratories or universities. The department’s Emissions, Mechatronics, Test Automation and applications teams provide ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • EPA’s SmartWay Honors Green Leaders in the Freight Industry

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the 2015 winners of the coveted SmartWay Excellence Awards for retailers, manufacturers and logistics companies. The awards honors the top performing SmartWay partner companies that demonstrate how businesses can shrink their carbon footprints and contribute to healthier air all while saving on fuel costs as they move goods across ...

  • New generation diesel cars are likely to exceed emissions standards on the road

    More Europeans are driving diesel cars, with important implications for vehicle emissions. A new study suggests that diesel cars may emit nitrogen oxides (NOx) at levels far higher than emissions standards, even when considering the newest generation of diesel cars. Part of the problem is that tests of vehicle emissions in the laboratory do not accurately reflect on-road emissions. Owing to the ...

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