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Volvo trucks in Sweden run on biodiesel

June 4, 2012, Stockholm, Sweden - Since last autumn, Volvo has had ten trucks in Sweden running on specially formulated bio-DME fuel, which can reduce carbon emissions by 95 percent.


June 4, 2012
By David Manly


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June 4, 2012, Stockholm, Sweden – Since last autumn, Volvo has had ten
trucks in Sweden running on specially formulated bio-DME fuel, which can
reduce carbon emissions by up to 95 percent.

According to an article from The Auto Channel, with the field tests currently at the halfway point, the trucks and fuel have already met and exceeded all expectations.

The fuel is a second-generation biofuel made from black liquor, a by-product of the pulp industry. The liquor is gasified, cleaned and turned into bio-DME (dimenthyl ether) for use in diesel engines.

“We have, for example, demonstrated both that the technology works
in practice, when it comes to both the production of fuel and trucks in
traffic, and that the infrastructure with filling stations in different
parts of Sweden works effectively. The test results bode well for the
future,” says Lars Mårtensson, environmental director at Volvo
Trucks.

For more information, please read the full article on The Auto Channel.


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