Ricardo Engineer Wins InterRegs Award For Clean-engine Technology


FAREHAM, England--May 28. 2013:  Jon Andersson of Ricardo UK has received the 2013 SAE/InterRegs Standard & Regulations Award for his role in the development of new emissions control technology now included in the European Union's (EU) latest environmental regulations.

UK-based InterRegs in cooperation with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) helps to promote clean engine technology by annually awarding engineers for ground-breaking work in the global automotive industry.  This year's 2013 SAE/InterRegs Standards & Regulations Award recognized Andersson's role in the development of new particle-number methods of emissions control.

InterRegs Managing Director and CEO Rebecca Rubio recently presented the award to Andersson at Ricardo UK's Shoreham Technical Centre.

"We are proud to sponsor an award in association with SAE that focuses attention on vital regulations and standards development work, which is so rarely celebrated," said Rubio.  "It's also encouraging to know that the automotive industry by virtue of efforts such as Jon's is actively cleaning up the air that we breathe."

Andersson, manager of aftertreatment and chemical analyses at Ricardo, was recognized for his contributions to the development of emissions regulations.  As a result of his team's work, Ricardo recommendations for new Particulate Matter (PM) and Particle Number (PN) measurement approaches significantly influenced the methods adopted within EU emission regulations.  The new procedures have 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 harmful pollutants.

"I am delighted to have received this prestigious award from SAE and InterRegs. 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," said Jon Andersson.

InterRegs is an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations and the premier provider of regulations for a majority of automotive OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers worldwide. The SAE/InterRegs award was established in 2000 by InterRegs as a way to reward participation in the development of standards and regulations by engineers and to encourage increased future participation. The annual award consists of a trophy and a $1,000 honorarium.

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