The Emission Factor Toolkit (EFT) version 5.1.3 includes updated NOx emission factors and new fleet data predictions. These emission factors have been included in the version 3.1.4 upgrade to ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads and ADMS-Airport. New seven and eight vehicle category datasets are now available. These have distinct categorisations for rigid and articulated heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), and for the latter dataset, the cars have been categorised according to fuel type i.e. petrol and diesel; the two and six vehicle category datasets have also been updated. All new datasets have different factors for London, England (not London), Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
All ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads, ADMS-Roads Extra and ADMS-Airport users with current support contracts are entitled to receive this upgrade.
This year's user group meetings will take place in Bristol at the ss Great Britain on 28th and 29th of November. Registration is now open.
For more details please visit our user group meeting page.
Version 5.1.3 of the Emission Factor Toolkit (EFT) was released on 30th August 2012. This version includes some corrections to the factors given in the previous release, version 5.1.2.
This amendment to the EFT has delayed the planned update of ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads and ADMS-Airport, as it is necessary to include the corrected EFT version 5.1.3 factors in the models. CERC plan to include the vehicle emission factors from the latest version of the EFT in updates to ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads and ADMS-Airport before the end of November 2012.
CERC and CERC China have won a joint project in providing Beijing Environmental Monitoring Centre with an Air Quality Forecasting System. This flagship project kicked off with an on-site training course carried out during 24-28 September in Beijing. The technical staff of Beijing EMC attended an one week intensive training to learn how to use ADMS-Urban and EMIT and to apply the models in the Air Quality Forecasting System. Over the next few months, customisation development of the forecasting system will take place to suit Beijing’s particular needs.
Londoners and visitors to the capital will be able to receive better information about forecast pollution levels thanks to a brand new app developed by CERC. CERC have also provided improved Twitter services and an enhanced airTEXT website.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: 'I have introduced a range of effective measures to cut pollution, including the first ever age limit for taxis, tougher standards for the London Low Emission Zone and more cleaner buses. It is also important that we improve information to help those whose health can be affected when pollution levels are higher. We've been delighted to help airTEXT develop their brand new and enhanced information service for Londoners and visitors.'
Read more on the airTEXT website.