Tag: buses

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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Indonesia to supply 100 biodiesel buses to APEC meeting

Indonesia to supply 100 biodiesel buses to APEC meeting

October 7, 2013 |

In Indonesia, 100 biodiesel buses will service the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation to be held in Nusa Dua, a move the industry minister says is meant to demonstrate the country’s commitment to biofuels. Recently it has boosted its domestic biodiesel blend in order to partially compensate for lower exports following imposition of anti-dumping tariffs by […]

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Biodiesel buses set to operate for Brazil’s World Cup in 2014

Biodiesel buses set to operate for Brazil’s World Cup in 2014

August 19, 2013 |

In Brazil, Biotechnos Projetos Autossustentaveis is working on a project to introduce biodiesel for the buses that will transport spectators around the country for the World Cup in 2014. About 6.6 million gallons of biodiesel produced from used cooking oil will supply the project in 20 different cities.

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Shanghai buses to run on swill oil biodiesel from 2014

Shanghai buses to run on swill oil biodiesel from 2014

August 6, 2013 |

In China, 1,000 city buses in Shanghai will start running on biodiesel next year with fuel produced from swill oil, cooking oil so dirty and used that it can be toxic to humans. Restaurants have been found to use the swill oil because it’s cheap, with no other market for what is in reality waste. […]

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Bangkok buses will run three month B7 trial

Bangkok buses will run three month B7 trial

March 27, 2013 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Mass Transport Authority will test a B7 blend in 10 buses running the Min Buri-Nong Chok route beginning in April until June. PTT, who will supply the blended fuel, expects bus B7 demand could reach 45,000 liters per month. The Energy Business Department of the Energy Ministry is in the process […]

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University donates used cooking oil to fuel local school buses with biodiesel

University donates used cooking oil to fuel local school buses with biodiesel

October 17, 2012 |

In North Carolina, recycled cooking oil from Eastern Carolina University will be donated and converted to biodiesel for use in local Pitt County school buses. Campus cooking oil will be sold to a biodiesel plant in nearby Wilson and redistributed for the buses. The recycling program, called Biodiesel 4 Schools, is a partnership with environmental […]

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Dixon Energy dishes out deep discounts for biofuel usage

Dixon Energy dishes out deep discounts for biofuel usage

July 5, 2011 |

In New Jersey, Dixon Energy announced considerable volume discounts to municipalities, school districts and corporations renewing their contracts this summer to encourage them to use biodiesel in their fleets. Dixon Energy produces its biodiesel from domestic, renewable resources including plant oils, animal fats, used cooking oil and algae. In 2009, the Company installed the first […]

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