6 ISSUES FOR JUST £6 Subscribe to Business & Professional Life today CLICK HERE

BROOKES buses receive environmental accolade for Gyrodrive technology

PUBLISHED: 15:58 06 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:58 06 October 2015

BrookesBus

BrookesBus

Archant

Oxford Brookes University has received a national environmental award for the ground-breaking technology used in its BROOKESbus fleet.

The Green Apple Environmental Award for Environmental Best Practice 2015 has been awarded to the University for the use of Gyrodrive in the buses; an innovative, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective technology originally developed for use in Formula One racing cars which reduces CO2 emissions.

The project to commercialise the leading technology was led by former Oxford Brookes Engineering Graduate Glen Pascoe and it is the first time this technology has been fitted to service buses in the UK.

The Green Apple Environment Awards, run by The Green Organisation, campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities in the UK. Helen Russell-Emmerson, Transport Solutions Manager, Oxford Brookes University, said “ We are really proud that our BROOKESbuses have won such an important environmental award”. “It shows that the work we’ve been doing and our partnership with Oxford Bus Company has really made an impact in Oxford.”

Oxford Brookes competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Environmental Best Practice category and will be presented with a trophy and certificate at a presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament on Monday 16 November.

As a result of the award success, the institution has also been invited to have its winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow the example and learn from the achievement.

Since the buses were fitted with the Gyrodrive system in September 2014, the BROOKESbus network has reduced its CO2 emissions by 17 per cent compared with the previous contract period.

The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cotswold Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cotswold Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cotswold Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Cotswold Life

40 minutes ago

Chipping Campden – once the meeting place for a council of Saxon kings – now offers the warmest of welcomes to all its visitors, from the humble shopper to the seasonal shin-kicker

Read more
53 minutes ago

Property prices across Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds have risen steadily over the last few years, reflecting the trend across the country. But which area has shown the most dramatic hike in prices recently, and how does your postcode and house type compare with others in the area? You may be surprised to see the results...

Read more
54 minutes ago

From mini Norway spruces to luxury Nordman firs, here are eight of the best places to get a luscious, green tree in the Cotswolds this festive season

Read more
56 minutes ago

The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in the Cotswolds

Read more
56 minutes ago

Choral carol services and grand instrumental performances, with the backdrop of some of the Cotswolds most picturesque locations, are perfect ways to embrace the festivities. We pick some of the best carol services and concerts to enjoy in the region

Read more

Taking the classroom outdoors is fun, inspires fresh ideas, broadens horizons – and encourages a new generation to enjoy and care for the Cotswolds

Read more
Friday, November 16, 2018

“‘Flexitarians’ can do one though, being alleged vegetarians who still can’t resist the sizzling siren song of the bacon sandwich when no-one is looking.” Editor Mike Lowe is attempting to seek reconciliation with those he has annoyed… well, sort of.

Read more
Thursday, November 15, 2018

“This letting to Oxford nanoSystems is a fantastic example of how we are able to provide first class facilities for growing technology companies at Abingdon Business Park.”

Read more
Thursday, November 15, 2018

One of the UK’s leading training and education specialists has launched a skills hub in Nuneaton

Read more
Thursday, November 15, 2018

“The logistics hub is another example of where we have worked in partnership to support skills needs in the area and link our student body with future job opportunities.”

Read more
Thursday, November 15, 2018

“It was fantastic to see how this project is making a real difference to the lives of young people at risk of social exclusion.”

Read more
Thursday, November 15, 2018

It has become the 90th store to accept the gift card in Cheltenham

Read more
Thursday, November 15, 2018

As well as three days of action-packed racing and tradition, there’s plenty to do away from the course at this year’s November Meeting. Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster, shares his 14 suggestions on how to make the most of your time at Cheltenham Racecourse

Read more
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

From festive light switch-ons and Santa’s Grottos, to Victorian Christmas Fayres and late-night shopping, we’ve covered what’s on in and around the Cotswolds this season

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search