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LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards

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Companies at the forefront of cutting carbon emissions from road transport will be honoured at the LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards Gala Reception , to be held in Central London on the evening of Monday 14 November.

The LowCVP Low Carbon Champion Awards recognise best practice in vehicle manufacturing, fuel use and supply, fleet operations and in the development of products and services that help to reduce greenhouse gases from the road transport sector. The winners will be announced at the event, held in association with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, at One Birdcage Walk, Westminster from 6pm.

The LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards Gala Reception will follow an afternoon seminar on the subject ‘Moving to a life-cycle assessment of vehicle emissions’ which will run from 2-5.45pm at the same venue.

Following a rigorous judging process, a total of 44 companies and organisations have made the Awards shortlist.

Shortlist for the LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards 2011:

Low Carbon Car/Van Manufacturer of the Year

The award will be given to the company that has done the most to develop or supply the market for lower carbon cars or components that significantly improve vehicle efficiency or reduce carbon emissions.

Shortlist:

BMW Group UK; Ford Motor Company; Nissan (GB) Ltd; Renault UK; Volvo Car UK

Low Carbon Heavy Duty Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year

The award will be given to the company that has done the most in the last year to develop or supply the market with lower carbon vehicles or components that significantly improve vehicle efficiency or reduce carbon emissions.

Shortlist:

Hardstaff; Iveco UK Ltd; Leyland Trucks; Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd; Volvo Group UK

Low Carbon Vehicle Operator of the Year

The award will go to the company or organisation that has most effectively reduced emissions from vehicles they operate or lease.

Shortlist:

Addison Lee; Eddie Stobart Ltd; First UK Bus; Go-Ahead London; Qdell & LHR Express Cars Limited; Stagecoach Group; Transport for London; University of Warwick

Low Carbon Fuel Initiative of the Year

The award will be given to the company or organisation that has done the most to bring forward lower carbon sustainable fuel technology or the supply of sustainable low carbon fuels into the market.

Shortlist:

Cella Energy; Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd; Gasrec; Greenergy Fuels Ltd; ITM Power plc; POD Point Limited

2011 Award for Low Carbon Innovation by an SME

This award was open to small or medium sized enterprises (SME), or academic institutions. The award will be given to the company providing the most promising technology that can reduce vehicle carbon emissions through any means.

Shortlist:

Aeristech Limited; Ashwoods Automotive; Delta Motorsport; Flybrid Systems LLP; Hugo Spowers/Riversimple; Libralato

Low Carbon Road Transport Initiative of the Year

The award will be given to the most successful programme or campaign designed to reduce road transport carbon emissions. The award was open to both publicly and privately funded programmes.

Shortlist:

ActionAid UK; Campaign for Better Transport; Energy Saving Trust; Gateshead College; The Prospectory; WhipCar

Low Carbon Publication or Report of the Year

The award will go to the authors of the report/publication that has either most effectively enhanced understanding of the challenges and solutions in terms of reducing road transport emissions; or has most effectively encouraged behaviours that lower road transport carbon emissions.

Shortlist:

Cenex; Ecolane Transport Consultancy; E4tech; Element Energy; International Council on Clean Transportation; International Energy Agency; RAC Foundation; Ricardo UK Ltd

Please note that there will be two further Awards presented:

Outstanding Individual in Promoting Low Carbon Transport

Outstanding Achievement in Low Carbon Transport (the winner’s winner)

See our report on the 2011 LowCVP Conference