Lord Mayor candidate visits Amminex to investigate green growth potential

22-05-2017

Cecilia Lonning-Skovgaard, running for Lord Mayor of Copenhagen for the Danish Liberal Party, is impressed with the NOx reducing potential from Amminex technology and open for exploring possible retrofit campaigns to clean the air of the Danish capital.
Lord Mayor candidate Cecilia Lonning-Skovgaard and CEO Annika Isaksson

 

"Cool!"

Cecilia Lonning-Skovgaard is enthused after installing the NOx Tracker app on her phone. Now she has live access to pollution data from 300 buses in Copenhagen with NOx removal technology from Amminex – and she is clearly impressed by the high NOx removal rate.

This November, Danish Liberal Party member Cecilia Lonning-Skovgaard is running for Lord Mayor in Copenhagen, and she has taken time out of a busy calendar to visit Amminex for two reasons:

"I am very concerned that the capital offer a better business environment. And if I while doing that can help create green growth, get cleaner air and lower health costs, that’s just music to my ears," says Cecilia Lonning-Skovgaard.

She is actively listening to CTO and co-founder of Amminex Tue Johannessen telling about the invention, the market and the potential for cost-effective removal of harmful NOx from the cities.

Makes sense in a household economy perspective
"By storing ammonia in a cartridge containing a salt, we can make the highly active reagent safe for use in vehicles. This means cities around the world can solve their NOx problem with cost-effective technology. For the price of just one electric bus, we can effectively remove the NOx problem from 35 existing buses, and we can do it in a quicker timeframe," Tue Johannessen explains.

The 35-to-1 cost-efficiency ratio makes Cecilia Lonning-Skovgaard ponder:

"Seen from a household economy perspective, it would seem a waste to spend billions of kroner on electric buses with a long-term agenda to remove emissions, when a using a fraction of that instantly can remove more NOx. Copenhagen has challenges with air quality and obviously does not have unlimited financial means. But being the nation’s capital also grants us options to influence the development of how new technology can solve the NOx problem," says Cecilia Lonning-Skovgaard.

Upon leaving, she promises to investigate which options could be politically viable.

"The people at Amminex radiate with passion and enthusiasm. The results from the buses in the street seem very convincing and I think it is worth investigating the possibilities of expanding the success of the first 300 buses in Copenhagen, "she says.