The government has ordered industrial suppliers to cease using Coyote engines in the next two years as part of its drive to reduce emissions.
The decision to suspend Coyote’s use in industrial applications is part of the Government’s plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2030 and cut fuel use by 40per cent.
The government said Coyote will be among the engines to have its engines shut down and said its engine suppliers have been advised to cease making Coyote products in the following two years.
“Coyote is a key supplier to many of Ireland’s major industries, providing quality engines for industrial applications across many sectors of the economy,” a statement from the Department of Energy and Climate Change said.
“This includes the construction sector, construction materials and building materials, the power and energy sector, manufacturing, and agriculture.”
The Department of Commerce and Consumer Protection has previously confirmed that Coyote is not a good option for some sectors and that the Government is committed to continuing to support industry in making the most of the Coyote technology.
“In March, the Department said it would stop using Coyotes in its building material supply chain, citing the lack of reliable data.
The department said the new rules would apply to the next three years, but there was no timeframe given for the end of the suspension of the engines.
The engine is a major part of Irish industry.
It is used in the production of a wide range of products, including fuel-injected vehicles, and also is used for the construction of buildings.
The company said it was considering options to meet the new regulations and said it hoped the suspension would be implemented as soon as possible.
Industry groups welcomed the decision.
The Construction, Forestry and Allied Employees Union said it welcomed the move.”
In recent years, a growing number of companies have found it necessary to find alternative solutions to the CO2 emissions associated with their use of Coyote components and components.
As a result of the current restrictions, many companies will have to either stop using this engine or take other steps to reduce their CO2 emission levels,” it said.
Coyotes engine, used in vehicles and industrial equipment, can emit between 1.8 and 5 per cent of the CO 2 emissions of an engine made by a comparable competitor.
The Department said its decision was a “significant step forward” towards the Government goal of cutting CO2-emitting emissions by 20 per cent in 2030.
The engines are used in a range of sectors including cementing, cement, steel, cementing products and manufacturing.
The suspension of Coyotes engines is part a series that includes a ban on using coal-fired power plants and the use of fossil fuels for power generation.
In recent months, the Irish government has taken other steps aimed at cutting emissions.
It has introduced stricter CO2 rules for motor vehicles and announced it will introduce a price on carbon.