#Commission Approves Euro 431 Million Public Support for #Cleaner #Transport in #German Cities

#retrofit #diesel #engine #vehicles to #reduce #NitrogenOxide #emissions – could be helpful to #dynaCERT $DYA $DYFSF

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Brussels, 19 June 2019

The European Commission has found German plans to support the retrofitting of municipal and commercial diesel vehicles to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure should contribute to reducing nitrogen oxides emissions by 1,450 tonnes per year, while limiting distortions of competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Tackling air pollution is one of Europe’s greatest challenges. So these three schemes provide a good incentive for vehicle operators in Germany to invest in cleaner vehicles in the most polluted German cities. This is a good example of how Member States can work to introduce measures that reduce air pollution, in line with both our rules and our common European objective of cleaner air for all.”

The three support schemes that Germany intends to set up, with an overall budget of around €431 million, will support the retrofitting of municipal and commercial vehicles (such as cleaning vehicles, garbage trucks and delivery vehicles) equipped with diesel engines. The public support will be available in over 60 municipalities (German Kommunen) where national limits for nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions were exceeded in 2017, and will cover the costs of both the retrofitting systems and their installation.

The measures are part of the German Federal Government’s “Immediate Clean Air Programme for 2017-2020” (Sofortprogramm Saubere Luft 2017-2020), which aims to reduce nitrogen oxides emissions as quickly as possible.

The retrofitting will concern a large number of vehicles – in the German municipalities that will benefit from the schemes, there are currently over one million heavy and light municipal and commercial vehicles equipped with diesel engines.

The planned support for the retrofitting is expected to lead to substantial reductions of nitrogen oxides emissions in a very short period of time, improving air quality and public health, in particular in cities.

More specifically, the German authorities estimate that the retrofitting will have the following impact:

Category of Vehicle Expected Number of Vehicles Retrofitted Heavy Municipal (>3.5 tonnes) 8,120 Heavy Commercial (3.5-7.5 tonnes ) 20,000 Expected Annual NOx Reduction 750 tonnes 400 tonnes Light Municipal and Commercial (2.8-3.5 tonnes) 84,000 300 tonnes

The measures are also in line with the Commission’s 2018 Communication on “A Europe that protects: Clean air for all”, which states that, under EU State aid rules, Member States may facilitate investments in low and zero emission mobility for the benefit of clean air, while promoting the competitiveness of our industry. Member States can make use of these rules at national, regional or local level to effectively tackle emissions, for example from road transport.

On this basis, the Commission approved the measures under EU State aid rules, because they contribute to EU environmental goals without unduly distorting competition. Today’s decision is another example of how EU State aid rules enable Member States to support the fight against air pollution. In November 2018, the Commission had already approved a German State aid scheme to support the retrofitting of diesel buses used for local public transport.

dynaCERT $DYA $DYFSF Honoured by 2019 #German #Innovation #Awards

dynaCERT (TSX.V-DYA) (OTC:DYFSF) announced that its HydraGENä Technology has received, from the German Design Council, the prize for Energy Solutions in 2019 in the Business-to-Business category at the German Innovation Awards (“GIA”) competition.

Enrico Schlaepfer, Global Marketing Vice President of dynaCERT, as well as Wolfgang Klatzer, European Marketing Manager of dynaCERT, attended the GIA ceremony in Berlin on May 28, 2019.

The German Innovation Awards honour products across all industrial sectors. The GIA considers products that distinguish themselves primarily by their enhanced value to users when compared with earlier technology or design. The organization selectively grants awards for innovations that shape the future and improve our lives.

The competition is aimed not only at industrial giants but also for everyone who contributes to a better future with their innovations to society, such as dynaCERT. In addition to recognizing the best engineering or other technological achievements, the German Design Council promotes dialogue between small, medium and large enterprises, governments, suppliers and manufacturers, potential partners and the general public.

Jim Payne, President and CEO of dynaCERT stated, “It is a great honour to receive this notable award in the Energy Solutions category as we set out to prepare to market and sell our products in Germany and throughout Europe. I commend all our people at dynaCERT for successfully teaming up to further the HydraGENä Technology internationally and I also thank the German Design Council for this gracious award. Our HydraGENä Technology is gaining recognition in many respectable organizations that are interested in finding solutions for pollution within the European community.  European business managers are demonstrating sensible leadership in this regard.”