This project was one of eight on-going trials of electric vehicles in the UK for the Technology Strategy Board. It put 15 high specification electric sportscars on the road for 12 months, gathering data on their use and performance. Dominic acted as lead technical consultant for data gathering and analysis, in addition to contributing much of the project’s communications content and leading work to create additional business opportunities from the project.

This project produced clear and comprehensive guidance for freight operators to supplement the Defra Company Reporting Guidelines for Greenhouse Gases. The calculation and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from freight operations presents a variety of technical challenges, and this work involved close liaison with industry stakeholders throughout. While working for AEA, Dominic was the lead author of the final guidance document.

The LCVPP was a trial of 200 electric and hybrid panel vans in over 20 public sector fleets. Mint Green’s role in the project on behalf of Cenex was to both manage the vehicle testing programme, and to analyse the telemetry data coming back from the vehicles. This analysis used extensive raw data to determine vehicle use, charging patterns and technical factors that contribute to the overall emissions profile of each vehicle type.

Cenex acted as technical consultant to this trial of two biomethane-powered RCVs carried out by Leeds City council. Mint Green prepared the final report on the trial, reviewing and enhancing both the well-to-wheel emissions analysis and the analysis of cost savings both at present, and in the future in light of changing government incentives.

Carbon War Rooms was commissioned to produce a zero-carbon strategy for the Aruban government. Mint Green was one of two members of the technical team working on the transport element of this strategy, modelling the island’s transport emissions profile, identifying appropriate transport measures and preparing detailed business cases for each.

The GO-Truck project was a partnership between container haulage firm ContainerShips and dual-fuel technology developer G-volution, to deploy 40 dual-fuel (methane-diesel) trucks in the UK. Mint Green instigated the project and won funding from Innovate UK’s Low Carbon Truck Trial, and subsequently worked with ContainerShips to develop an innovative containerized refueling station concept, as well as providing project management and data analysis services.

Following on from the Low Carbon Truck Trial GO-Truck project (Gas Operated Truck), GO-Truck II further developed G-volution’s market-leading dual-fuel technology. The project deployed 20 MAN Euro VI trucks running on methane and diesel, with modifications to the fuel injection timing to improve fuel combustion, and the addition of a newly developed low temperature methane catalyst to remove any remaining methane in the exhaust. Mint Green again provide project funding, management and data analysis services.

Funded by the Niche Vehicle Network, Mint Green delivered this innovative research study in conjunction with Canopy Simulations. Using a new representative drive cycle and dynamometer test data on real RCVs supplied by TfL and the LowCVP, the project team constructed a model RCV in an online simulator, and then modelled a range of alternative drive trains to determine the optimum option in terms of cost, weight and emissions.

The government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles offered funding for local authorities to encourage uptake of electric and hybrid vehicles in their taxi fleets. In order to bid for this funding, authorities had to evaluate the likely uptake of these vehicles in their taxi fleets, and provide detailed plans for stakeholder engagement, infrastructure provision and grant dispersal. Mint Green partnered with Low Emission Strategies to deliver these studies for Leicester, Slough and Northampton.

Working with Low Emission Strategies, Mint Green evaluated a range of available technology options for Slough Borough Council’s refuse collection fleet. The report considered greenhouse gas emissions, air quality impacts and cost benefit analysis of vehicles and infrastructure. The report has been featured as an example of best practice by the Local Government Association, and is featured on their website at the address below: