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'Cleaner' fuel system deployed on Birmingham flood defence

Flooding

A new £32M flood management project in Birmingham is set to be powered by a new, “cleaner” fuel burning system.  

The Perry Barr and Witton Flood Risk Management Scheme will hold 1.7M cubic metres of water and protect 1,400 homes from potential flooding by the River Tame.  

The project will be powered with Shell GTL Fuel, a cleaner-burning alternative to other fuels. It is hoped that using this fuel will reduce pollution in the surrounding area as part of the new Clean Air Zone proposed for 2020. 

“Previous trials have shown that GTL fuel can significantly reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter emissions” said Jackson Civil Engineering serivces manager Andy Lusher.  

GTL fuel is free of contaminants found in normal diesel such as sulphur, metals, and aromatics, which when burned form pollutants. The fuel also produces less visible smoke, and lower engine noises.  

Perry Barr & Witton is the first site of its kind in Birmingham.

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