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  • CARBOTRAF – Black Carbon reduction by traffic management

    CARBOTRAF is a Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission. Lasting for three years, the project will study the relationship between traffic flow, Black Carbon (BC) emissions and carbon dioxide in urban environments. The project aims to create a method, system and tools for adaptively influencing traffic flow in real-time to reduce CO2 and BC emissions caused by road transport ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • SwRI Demonstrates Traffic Management to Minimize Environmental Impacts

    Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is collecting and communicating real-time vehicle emissions data to demonstrate new concepts in environment-based traffic management as ...

  • Traffic pollution hotspots to be revealed ‘live’ in London

    A pioneering network of sensors could make the traffic build-ups that cause pollution hotspots a thing of the past. The ‘Pioneers 09’ showcase event on March 4th will be the first time that real-time data from the network has gone on public display. ‘Pioneers 09’ is being held at the Olympia Conference Centre in London and organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ...

  • `Intelligent` waste collection system trialled in Shanghai

    New research has developed a system to monitor municipal waste. It uses sensors to calculate the weight, volume and, potentially, type of waste, identify hazardous waste and optimise the routes of waste collection trucks. The EU's Sixth Environment Action Programme identifies waste prevention and management as one of four top priorities1. In the EU, approximately 3562 million tons of waste are ...

  • Imtech: breakthrough in Denmark, high-tech traffic technology to help Copenhagen become CO2 neutral

    Gouda - Imtech (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) secured its first order in Denmark. The high-tech traffic management solutions by Peek (the Imtech Traffic & Infra mobility specialist) for each of the 365 road junctions in Copenhagen represent an important contribution to making the Danish capital completely CO ...


    By Royal Imtech N.V

  • Diesel Emissions, Health and the Law

    When diesel is used as an engine fuel, it is inevitable that you will produce Products of Incomplete Combustion (PICs). Hence, we never just produce carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) alone, but rather a myriad of hydrocarbons including aromatics (e.g. benzene, toluene) aldehydes and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in a semi-volatile phase or bound with carbonaceous particulate, and ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Tall Towers Fitted to Track CO2 Emissions

    BOULDER, Colorado, July 31, 2007 (ENS) - A new sensor in what will be a nationwide network for tracking carbon dioxide is now monitoring the air over Colorado's Front Range. A 1,000 foot tall tower east of Erie is one of 12 such towers that are being fitted with instruments by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, to capture the regional ebb and flow of atmospheric carbon. ...

  • Mitsubishi Motors and Yamato Transport Start Light Commercial Electric Vehicle Field Testing for Collection/Delivery Operations

    Tokyo, Oct 19, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. (Yamato Transport) and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that they have started field testing for parcel collection and delivery operations with the use of a prototype light commercial electric vehicle (EV) built by MMC.Yamato Transport is working to reduce environmental burden in all areas of its express home delivery ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Entsorga-Enteco 2009 – Focus on `Air Quality Control & Emissions Protection`: Mission `Clean Air` forges ahead

    Air quality control is one of the success stories of European environmental policy. Ever fewer air pollutants are being released into the atmosphere from power stations, waste incineration plants,industrial processes. But this is no reason to sitback. Environmental policy is still focussing above all on nitrogen compounds such as NOx and ammonia as well as particulate matter and ground-level ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • AQMesh used in Transport Scotland’s Collaborative Sensor Rotation Programme

    Transport Scotland recently piloted the installation of low cost air quality sensors at several locations near the trunk road network. AQMesh pods were deployed at these various roadside locations to monitor the levels of pollutants. At the same time, traffic data was collected to allow comparison between traffic volume, speed and classification. Analysing the traffic data ...


    By AQMesh

  • Imtech: further growth of mobility solutions in Eastern Europe

    Gouda - Imtech (technical services provider in Europe) announces that it is becoming increasingly active in the mobility market in Eastern Europe. Recently, Imtech realised breakthrough orders for high-tech traffic solutions in Russia, Lithuania and Romania and strengthened its existing traffic position in Poland and ...


    By Royal Imtech N.V

  • Engine idling targeted in Rossendale air quality plan

    Rossendale council in Lancashire has unveiled plans to tackle air pollution within two ‘hotspots’ in the borough, after pollution levels were found to be close to exceeding recommended limits. Launched last month, the Air Quality Action Plan has been put together following a consultation period in late 2015. Rossen Engine idling is among the areas addressed ...

  • Dutch plan to charge car drivers by the kilometre

    Over the next few years, all road users will start to pay for using their vehicle rather than for owning it. The kilometre charge will halve the number of traffic jams and benefit the environment, says the Dutch Ministry of Transportation Amststerdam (November 17, 2009) - Dutch drivers will be first in Europe to start paying according to the kilometres they drive rather than for owning a car, if ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Tourist cruise ships increase atmospheric pollution in the Arctic

    Levels of air pollution significantly increase on the island of Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic when tourist cruise ships are present, according to a recent study. With shipping levels rising in the region, the researchers recommend that stricter emissions regulations are introduced in order to limit the impact of pollution on the Arctic environment. Ship traffic is a major source of ...

  • TOMRA Launches TOM, a waste compaction system for public spaces

    TOMRA Collection Solutions, a unit of TOMRA North America, today announced the release of TOM, new waste system for public spaces that is a trash receptacle and compactor in one. TOM – which takes up about as much space as an ordinary trash bin – can hold up to seven times more waste than the conventional bin, and is idea for use in cafés, restaurants, transportation hubs, ...


    By Tomra Systems ASA

  • Entsorga-Enteco: Air quality as central theme

    Air purification and emission reduction have taken their place at the heart of the Entsorga-Enteco show in Cologne (27-30 October 2009), alongside waste and water management. Since the 1990s, emissions of pollutants such as sulphur dioxide and volatile organic compunds into the air have been reduced in the European Union and Switzerland. Yet according to the Swiss Federal Office for the ...


  • US – Mexico celebrate joint Baja California air quality studies

    In Tijuana B. C., Mexico, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), the Environmental Protection Agency of Baja California, the California Air Resources Board and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission will initiate the Baja California Air Monitoring Network coverage assessment study and the Tijuana-Rosarito Emissions ...

  • EPA, San Diego County Air District to Unveil Air Monitor in San Ysidro

    On Tuesday, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld, along with representatives from the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD), U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. General Services Administration, will unveil a new air pollution monitor at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. The device, which begins operating on February 3rd, will be used to collect real time ...

  • Using revenues from congestion charging to expand green spaces increases public acceptance

    Congestion charges are an effective means of reducing road traffic, but are often strongly opposed by the public. This study combined quantitative and qualitative methods to explore attitudes towards congestion charging in Spain, finding that opposition is reduced when revenues are spent on environmental improvements. The construction of roads, and the traffic that runs through them, has several ...

  • Consumers `willing to pay for greener transport`

    A majority of Europeans claim to be willing to pay more to use less polluting transport, though most of them would not be willing to pay more than ten per cent extra. Over 25,000 EU citizens provided their opinions on EU transport policy in the latest Eurobarometer poll released on Thursday. A majority was against forcing road users to pay tolls for congestion and environmental ...

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