12 November 2009 17:23 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Brazil sugarcane association Unica on Thursday called for an increase in the use of biofuels for public transportation, saying bioethanol-powered buses could greatly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in large urban centres.
“Some 96,000 tonnes/year of CO2 emissions could be eliminated by replacing one thousand diesel-powered buses with models running on ethanol,” the association said.
“That’s the equivalent of emissions generated by 20,000 vehicles,” Unica said.
The association promoted Thursday’s delivery of a second ethanol bus to its hometown of ?xml:namespace>
Unica said the new model will run on a blend of 95% ethanol and a 5% additive, which will be imported from
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