- SAE International/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award – formally presented to Ricardo’s Jon Andersson today by InterRegs MD Rebecca Rubio
- Award recognizes the key role played by Ricardo in the development of the new particle number methods of emissions control – now included in the latest EU regulations
Established in 2000, the SAE International/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award recognizes a practicing engineer who has provided significant contributions to standards, regulations or conformity assessment systems for improved safety or reduced emissions in a ground vehicle mobility product. The award was announced by SAE International at its annual Government/Industry meeting hosted in Washington DC in February 2013 but as Jon Andersson was unable to attend, InterRegs managing director Rebecca Rubio visited the Ricardo Shoreham Technical Centre today in order to formally present the award.
Ricardo’s manager of aftertreatment and chemical analyses, Jon Andersson, received the award for the work carried out by his team at Ricardo over the past decade on the European Particle Measurement Programme. Focussing on both light and heavy duty vehicles, the work involved contributions to the formulation, experimental design, prototype process development and validation, and support to UK and EU authorities in the formulation of new emissions regulations. As a result of this work, Ricardo recommendations for new Particulate Matter (PM) and Particle Number (PN) measurement approaches significantly influenced the methods adopted within EU emissions regulation. The new procedure has enabled the widespread enforcement of diesel particulate filters on all road diesel engines, leading to large reductions in both PM and PN, as well as the virtual elimination of other pollutants such as carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
“I am really pleased to be able to accept this award on behalf of both myself and the Ricardo engineering and chemistry team,” said Jon Andersson. “It has been a privilege to be associated with the Particle Measurement Programme and to have made a contribution to the positive environmental impacts that result from the widespread use of diesel particulate filters in road vehicles. This work demonstrates Ricardo’s commitment to ensuring that future vehicles are clean in terms of offering extremely low emissions, as well as fuel efficient.”
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