Tag: buses

South Carolina regional transit brings in B5 for buses and looks at B20 trials

South Carolina regional transit brings in B5 for buses and looks at B20 trials

August 6, 2019 |

In South Carolina, The Comet, Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA) serving the Columbia metropolitan area, now uses a B5 biodiesel blend in 39 large transit buses as part of an initiative to help improve air quality in Richland and Lexington Counties, and reduce its carbon footprint. The Comet is studying ways to try B20 […]

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More than 2,000 Shanghai city buses to run on B5 from Tuesday

More than 2,000 Shanghai city buses to run on B5 from Tuesday

May 13, 2019 |

In China, local news reports that as of Tuesday Shanghai’s biodiesel bus program will kick off with 2,000 city buses running on B5 sourced from used cooking oil. The city alone produces 30,000 metric tons per year of UCO so the city is trying to promote diversion of the overused UCO known as gutter oil […]

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Tehran’s buses shift towards biodiesel

Tehran’s buses shift towards biodiesel

October 23, 2017 |

In Iran, Tehran is turning to biodiesel to help reduce carbon emissions in its public transport sector, with 20 out of 300 buses running on biodiesel. The move is part of a wider policy to reduce air pollution including the introduction of cleaner fuel standards, mitigating air pollution using funds generated by a green tax, […]

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Record delivery of hybrid biodiesel buses to Norway

Record delivery of hybrid biodiesel buses to Norway

September 2, 2017 |

In Norway, 140 buses that run on biodiesel, including 70 of them with hybrid technology, are being delivered to Kristiansand, south-west of the Norwegian capital Oslo. Scania is making the record delivery and will take full responsibility for repair and maintenance of the fleet. All of the buses can run on biodiesel. The buses will […]

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Scania sells 51 hybrid B100/HVO buses to Madrid

Scania sells 51 hybrid B100/HVO buses to Madrid

May 12, 2016 |

In Sweden, Scania will in June start delivering 51 hybridized Scania Citywide buses to Madrid. These complete buses feature cost saving and emission educing hybrid technology that meets the EU suburban and short distance Class II regulations. The new Class II specification Scania Citywide can be operated at speeds of up to 100 km/h. The […]

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Scania to introduce biofuel and biogas buses in 10 Indian cities in 2016

Scania to introduce biofuel and biogas buses in 10 Indian cities in 2016

December 28, 2015 |

In India, following a successful trial earlier this year in Nagpur, Scania will launch biofuel and biogas buses and in 10 Indian cities in 2016. The buses will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Bengaluru. Scania’s participation in the local market has grown significantly, doubling the number of vehicles sold in 2015 over 2014, […]

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UPM to start field tests in urban buses with BioVerno diesel

UPM to start field tests in urban buses with BioVerno diesel

October 22, 2015 |

In Finland, UPM is to start field tests of its novel wood-based diesel fuel in urban buses together with Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and the VTT Technical Research Centre. The field tests are also supported by St1, Volvo and Transdev Finland. The new round of tests with UPM BioVerno fuel will start in October and […]

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Honolulu City aims for full biodiesel-based mass transit system

Honolulu City aims for full biodiesel-based mass transit system

September 15, 2014 |

In Hawaii, Honolulu City adopted a resolution last week to develop a biodiesel initiate for the city’s existing mass transit diesel vehicles. The adoption of resolution 14-169 will allow the Department of Transportation and the City to look to further the use of biodiesel in TheBus and TheHandi-Van fleets comprised of more than 650 vehicles. […]

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UAE planning 60 biodiesel buses in public transport fleet within three years

UAE planning 60 biodiesel buses in public transport fleet within three years

January 14, 2014 |

In the UAE, the Roads and Transport Authority now has 11 biofuel-powered buses in its fleet following a successful trial started in 2012 with just one biofuel-powered bus. The buses are averaging 34% lower carbon emissions than their fossil fuel counterparts as well as 7% lower fuel costs. The plan is to boost the biodiesel […]

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Greater London Authority commissions study on B30 for buses

Greater London Authority commissions study on B30 for buses

October 8, 2013 |

In the UK, the Greater London Authority commissioned a report from LRS Consultancy looking at opportunities to reduce the emissions and carbon footprint of the bus fleet in London by using up to B30 biodiesel instead of fossil diesel. Additional sustainability benefits would be achieved by using biodiesel made from used cooking oil (UCO) and […]

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