Finalists for the 2017 National Air Quality Awards in association with Mercedes-Benz and FUSO have been announced with a host of projects aimed at tackling air pollution in the running for awards.
Winners of the Awards will be announced at the ceremony which follows the AirQualityNews National Air Quality Conference, taking place at The Crystal in London on Thursday, November 23. More information about the conference programme and awards eventÂ is available here.
Now in its third year, interest in the awards was greater than ever with more than 80 entries received across an expanded programme of eight awards covering work in both the public and private sector, reflecting the breadth of work taking place across the UK to tackle air pollution and emissions.
Within the local authority and public sector category, three projects from London have made the shortlist, including Westminster councilâ€™s anti-idling campaign and a project targeted at cleaner construction vehicles in Merton and Richmond, alongside Birmingham city councilâ€™s NOx Reduction Champions initiative.
On the individual front â€“ nominees for the Air Quality Champion award include Peter Dyment of air filtration company Camfil, electric vehicle pioneer Keith Johnston, The Sunday Timesâ€™ environment editor Jonathan Leake and GLAâ€™s air quality manager Elliot Treharne.
In one of the new categories, the Leader in Low Emission Vehicles finalists include commercial vehicle supplier IVECO, alongside Autogas, as well as an innovative project to extend the operating range of Selective Catalytic Reduction systems.
The full list of finalists includes:
Local Authority & Public Sector Air Quality Initiative of the Year
Innovation in Air Quality Technology Award
Passenger Transport Air Quality Award
Freight Transport Air Quality Initiative of the Year
Leader in Low Emission Vehicles
Air Quality Communications Initiative of the Year
Commercial Sector Air Quality Initiative of the Year
Air Quality Champion Award, sponsored by Calor