The Air Quality and Emissions event (AQE) 2018 will include a seminar organised by trade body EIC focusing on solutions for the management and delivery of Clean Air Zones (CAZs) next month.

Held in Telford from 21st to 22nd November, UK, AQE 2018 will be the 10th in a series of Air Quality & Emissions events focusing on industrial emissions to air and ambient air quality.

CAZs are a major part of the government’s plans to ensure compliance with EU limit values for NOx pollution and twelve cities are currently actively considering introducing a CAZ.

While CAZs are likely to have a common framework, the details will vary city by city and the seminar will explore the issues that local authorities will need to consider in setting up the Zones and the technologies in the market which could be used to meet the requirements set for them.

Dan Williams from Johnson Matthey will set the scene by describing the work of the EIC Air Quality Working Group, and this will be followed by an update on feasibility studies, CAZ cost/benefit analysis and technology solutions from Guy Hitchcock, Knowledge Leader to CAZ for Ricardo Energy & Environment. Jim Mills from Air Monitors will then describe the measurement and reporting of air quality in CAZs.

Following a presentation on Euro 6 Regulations and enforcement, Mark Cooper, representing HJS Emission Technology, will describe the retrofit of heavy duty diesel vehicles.

With a focus on taxis and light vans, Holly Jago from Calor Gas/Autogas will then explain the role of LPG, and Gerard Chaustow of Try EV will discuss issues relating to electric vehicles and charging points.

Following a similar theme, Alan Barnard of Green Urban Solutions will describe emissions reduction through retrofit on construction equipment.

In the final presentation before lunch Mo Saqib from Dearman will report on the benefits of innovative technology in transport refrigeration units.

In the afternoon, Mark Penny from Energy Solutions will describe the advantages of temporary hybrid power generation on construction sites, and William Tebbit from Green Biofuels will present a synopsis of alternative fuels including test results from real world testing.