Tag: Scania

Australia-first 100% renewable diesel trial kicks off

Australia-first 100% renewable diesel trial kicks off

February 27, 2019 |

In Australia, the Australian-first trial using 100 per cent renewable diesel to fuel a Scania test engine is up and running thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund. Southern Oil’s Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant at Yarwun, near Gladstone, is pioneering the refining of renewable diesel fuel made from waste plastic, old vehicle […]

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Scania welcomes Thailand’s push to decarbonize transport with B20

Scania welcomes Thailand’s push to decarbonize transport with B20

January 30, 2019 |

In Thailand, as Scania prepares to open its new manufacturing hub in the country that will serve for the Asia and Oceana region, it welcomed the country’s move towards B20, saying that all of its diesel trucks can run on 100% biodiesel following a long history of working with the fuel in Europe. The country’s […]

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Scania sues Nagpur in latest move in on-going Indian green bus saga

Scania sues Nagpur in latest move in on-going Indian green bus saga

November 22, 2018 |

In India, the Times of India reports that hopes for the resuscitation of Scania’s green bus project in Nagpur were dashed following a lawsuit by the bus manufacturer against the city’s authorities to ensure the latter from forfeiting a bank guarantee of more than $1 million. Negotiations with the company are underway for another local […]

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Scania Transport Laboratory fleet running almost entirely fossil fuel-free

Scania Transport Laboratory fleet running almost entirely fossil fuel-free

November 12, 2018 |

In Sweden, as of 2018, the Scania Transport Laboratory fleet runs almost entirely on fossil free fuel and hybrid drive which reduces carbon emissions by more than 95 percent. The lab isn’t yet 100% fossil fuel-free as there is a lack of HVO/biodiesel fuel stations outside Sweden which means that some trucks sometimes have to refuel […]

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Arla teams with Scania to introduce rapeseed-based biodiesel transportation fleet

Arla teams with Scania to introduce rapeseed-based biodiesel transportation fleet

October 15, 2018 |

In Sweden, Arla, which is a farmer-owned cooperative involving 11,000 farms in seven European countries, recently took a step further towards a fossil-free future with Scania’s symbolic handover of vehicle keys to signify a deal to provide 48 vehicles powered by rapeseed methyl-ester (RME), a form of biofuel that emits around two-thirds less carbon dioxide […]

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Scania, Lucketts and Green Biofuels partner up to trial HVO biofuel for coaches

Scania, Lucketts and Green Biofuels partner up to trial HVO biofuel for coaches

October 13, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, a partnership between Scania, Lucketts Travel and Green Biofuels has conducted what is believed to be the UK’s first trial of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) as a sustainable biofuel for scheduled intercity coach operations. The trial, which ran for three months, has provided like-for-like comparison data of seven National Express vehicles […]

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Scania decides to give green buses in India another go

Scania decides to give green buses in India another go

August 27, 2018 |

In India, the Times of India reports that Scania has accepted a deal proposed by the national transport minister to continue with its green buses after having decided it would end the program following some contractual agreements that were not complied with from the government’s side. The minister had tried to arrange an agreement to […]

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Scania closes up ethanol bus service in India

Scania closes up ethanol bus service in India

August 14, 2018 |

In India, Scania notified the Nagpur Municipal Corporation that it would no longer be operating its green ethanol bus fleet as of August 13 after first indicating in June that the project would come to an end. The company began winding up operations for its alternative buses earlier this year, with its Karnataka bus manufacturing […]

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Scania to implement bus system in Burkina Faso will including alternative fuels

Scania to implement bus system in Burkina Faso will including alternative fuels

June 18, 2018 |

In Sweden, to strengthen public transport in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, Scania and RATP Group have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Burkina Faso to establish a modern and efficient bus system with 460 buses and 90 coaches. Traffic will start next year with the delivery of the first 225 buses. The […]

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Scania to introduce B100 busses in Buenos Aires

Scania to introduce B100 busses in Buenos Aires

June 14, 2018 |

In Argentina, Scania has teamed with local bus line Linea 132 to introduce 100% biodiesel-fueled buses by year’s end in the capital, Buenos Aires. Already the company ran trials with higher biodiesel blends in the towns of Cliba and Quilmes, where the Cliba B100 results showed greenhouse gas reductions of 80%. The Quilmes results were […]

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