26 Nov '13, 3pm

Biodiesel blend to be used in London Stagecoach buses. The 20% blend should cut emissions by 15%

Biodiesel blend to be used in London Stagecoach buses. The 20% blend should cut emissions by 15%

Stagecoach London is using biodiesel made from recycled cooking oil in the 120 buses based at its Barking depot. The buses are running on a 20 per cent biodiesel blend. Transport for London says that using the fuel cuts carbon emissions by around 15 per cent. A 50,000 litre storage tank has been installed at the garage, enabling the biofuel to be mixed on site. The biodiesel is supplied by Argent Energy with the standard diesel being supplied by Prax Petroleum. Mike Weston, TfL’s director of buses, says: “The introduction of buses powered by biodiesel on London’s roads is a significant development in our wider programme to continually improve the green credentials of the capital’s bus fleet. Using biodiesel recycles waste products, reduces carbon emissions, and we hope that by successfully trialling it we will encourage other transport operators to consider using it too.” ...

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