Jamaica to introduce biodiesel project in public transport

June 4, 2020 |

In Jamaica, the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) intends to introduce a biodiesel project and electric buses this year as it continues to put measures in place to modernize its operations, reduce costs and improve efficiencies.

“These, coupled with our natural gas project, will diversify our energy sources and is intended to cut the cost of energy,” said Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, while opening the 2020/21 Sectoral Debate in Parliament on Tuesday (June 2).

The JUTC began using compressed natural gas (CNG) to power five buses within its fleet, and has constructed a CNG terminal at the Portmore Depot to fuel the units. The Minister told the House that the bus company is reaping success from measures already put in place to improve operations.

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