FlixBus launches longest B100 route in Europe

September 29, 2022 |

In France, the most recent cooperation agreement between FlixBus and Volvo Buses is focused on testing the use of Oleo100 biodiesel, made from rapeseed. Oleo100 fully meets the latest environmental criteria by transforming renewable biomass into fuel. The rapeseed is pressed to obtain, on the one hand, non-GMO vegetable proteins intended for feeding animals on French farms, and on the other hand, rapeseed oil for human consumption.  

With the introduction of coaches running on Oleo100 on the Brest <> Grenoble line, Flixbus enlarges its biofuel footprint in France. Already in November 2021, two Volvo coaches running on Oleo100 were introduced on the FlixBus line Nice <> Toulouse. In June 2022, the FlixBus Vannes <> Paris line started running on Oleo100, also with Volvo vehicles. A daily trip on the route Brest <> Grenoble sums up to 830,000 km traveled each year and to 200,000 liters of fuel consumed. The two Volvo Bus 9700 double-decker coaches that serve the route will run on Oleo100, a biodiesel type made from colza that is produced by Saipol, a French company. By using Oleo100 to power the two Volvo 9700 double-decker buses on this line, 70% fewer greenhouse gas emissions will be produced.  

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