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Temporary power pioneer Midas will take the UK’s first rental LPG genset into Kew Gardens as part of a low emission package.

The eco-friendly package will help fuel Christmas at Kew from 20 November 20-5 January.

Midas is the only power supplier in the UK with these engines, as they are a premier dealer with Himoinsa, a frontrunning manufacturer in developing gas generator sets. The engines are EU Stage V emission standard compliant, and feature a three-way catalyst which reduces CO, CO2 and NOx emissions.

Midas will also provide Stage 3A machines, and HVO fuel, to the contract – all of which it will monitor remotely via DSE Gateway and Livelink to ensure optimum performance.

Head of event operations at Kew Gardens, Dáire Basra, said: “Midas’ innovative approach to power generation is a sure fit with our onus on efficiency and environmentalism and I’m really pleased to be working with the Midas team.”

Midas’ managing director, Dave Noble, added: “The new Stage V engine emission regs for non-mobile road machinery phase in from the end of this year and while many manufacturers and suppliers try to address the changes, the Himoinsa LPG genset is fully compliant and ready.

“There has been so much chatter about people getting their heads together to plan to reduce emissions, we’re thrilled to take a real 21st century, fully monitored, sustainable power solution into Kew Gardens right now. We look forward to getting more of these machines into our hire fleet over the next few months.”

Christmas at Kew promises a new trail illuminated by over one million lights; glittering spiral trees, laser projections and a host of traditional favourites.