Independent lift business and stairlift manufacturer, Stannah, has begun a trial to reduce its emissions from its corporate fleet.
The company has partnered with SulNOx, the hydrocarbon fuel emulsification company, to trial the SulNOxEco fuel conditioner in 40 vehicles based at its South West England and South Wales branch.
According to the company, SulNOxEco fuel conditioner emulsifies hydrocarbon fuels reducing harmful particulate matter, NOx gases, soot, carbon and other air pollutants.
The trial has been launched with a view to extending the programme to all 700 vehicles in the Stannah fleet.
Jon Stannah, managing director at Stannah, said: “We know that sustainability is not a one-time fix, that it is about urgent and constant efforts to lessen our impact on the environment.
“We are delighted to be trialling the SulNOx product which could pave the way for a rapid and significant reduction in our fleet emissions.”
SulNoxEco fuel conditioner has the potential to reduce particulate matter by 50-60% and both carbon monoxide and dioxide by around 30%, it said.
Ben Richardson, chief executive officer at SulNOx, said: “SulNOxEco Fuel Conditioner is already proven by our large haulage users to save money on reduced fuel and maintenance bills whist simultaneously cutting emissions dramatically.
“By using SulNOx in the Stannah van and car fleets, we will be further demonstrating the versatility of our green technologies.”
Stannah said it has "made strides" in reducing its carbon emissions from its fleet through telematics, improved driver behaviour and ongoing driver training – delivering an annual reduction in vehicle emissions of more than 150,000kg.