IVECO BUS Trials New Eco-Tech from Tallano

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In a collaborative effort, Transdev, Tallano Technologies, and IVECO BUS are trialing TAMIC®, a pioneering technology aimed at capturing fine particles released during bus braking. Scheduled for extensive testing in late 2024, this initiative aligns with forthcoming European environmental regulations, focusing on non-exhaust emissions from public transport.

Key Highlights:

  • Partnership: Transdev, Tallano Technologies, and IVECO BUS.
  • Technology: TAMIC® system for capturing fine particles from bus brakes.
  • Testing: Full-scale trial on urban buses starting in the second half of 2024.
  • Compliance: Aligns with expected EU regulations on non-exhaust emissions by 2030.
  • Innovation: Captures over 70% of fine and ultrafine particles; adaptable to both new and existing buses.

TAMIC® was initially tested on three IVECO BUS urban buses, with plans to expand the test to 50 buses. This larger-scale deployment will allow for comprehensive analysis in a real-world setting. Developed by Tallano Technologies after extensive research and development, TAMIC® not only captures but also recycles more than 70% of the pollutants generated by brake pad friction on bus discs. Remarkably, an average urban bus contributes about 4kg of brake particles annually to environmental pollution.

The technology functions through a multi-stage process:

  1. Suction: Initiated by a groove in the brake pad.
  2. Retention: Captures more than 70% of particles.
  3. Filtration: Ensures particles are securely held.
  4. Recycling: Allows reuse of collected materials.

According to the Ecological Transition Agency (ADEME), while emissions from vehicle exhausts have decreased due to advanced particle filters, those from brake, tire, and road abrasion remain a significant concern. These particles not only pose a public health risk but also contribute to environmental degradation as they wash into urban water systems.

The collaborative project underscores a shared commitment to enhancing the ecological integrity of public transport. By meeting and anticipating EU standards, this initiative not only seeks to improve public health but also positions the companies as leaders in sustainable transport innovation. The 2024 trials are set to establish a new benchmark in environmental responsibility, leading to further regulatory approval and potential industrial expansion of the technology. This comprehensive approach ensures the system’s adaptability not just for new buses but also for retrofitting existing fleets, paving the way for widespread adoption across the public transport sector.

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