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Breathe easy with cleaner air: new funding to fight pollution

Air pollution can have a huge and potentially fatal impact on human health, particularly vulnerable groups such as children and people suffering from lung and heart conditions.

A new competition from Innovate UK is to invest almost £5 million to reduce the cause of emissions from vehicles, minimise the amount of particulates produced and improve air quality.

Organisations can win funding to work on ideas that go beyond exhaust and road vehicle fumes:

  • emissions, either from road vehicle brake and tyre wear or road surface abrasion
  • industrial equipment and non-road vehicles used on construction sites, such as excavators, bulldozers, front loaders, cranes and compressors with combustion engines
  • refrigeration units in vehicles including vans or heavy goods vehicles

Projects in this competition should develop and demonstrate products or services in these 3 areas.

The competition closes at midday on 9 January 2019.

For further information please visit the GOV.UK website.

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