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In Finland, UPM will begin beta test of its wood-based BioVerno diesel energy in urban buses with each other with Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and the VTT Technical Research study Centre.

The beta test are likewise sustained by the St1 fuel station chain, the car maker Volvo, and the transportation firm Transdev Finland.

The brand-new round of examinations with UPM BioVerno fuel will certainly begin in October and also compete a minimum of one year.

The BioVerno diesel has actually recently been studied in several engine and also vehicle tests conducted by different research study centers along with in fleet examinations with good outcomes.

The studies have shown the diesel functions specifically like the most effective top quality fossil diesel gasolines and also reduces tail pipe exhausts dramatically contrasted to fossil diesel.

The hefty obligation automobile beta test will certainly concentrate on checking out UPM’s renewable diesel in terms of fuel performance in bus engines, their exhausts, as well as gasoline intake as compared to fossil diesel.

These examinations will be run by Transdev Finland on HSL’s regular bus route between the cities of Kerava and also Helsinki in Finland.

The tests will certainly be performed with 4 the same Volvo Euro VI Course buses that have reduced exhausts and effective engines.

‘Among the major targets of the initiative is to start utilizing 100 % sustainable biofuels in

[HSL’s] diesel vehicles in the coming years,’ states Sari Mannonen, sales as well as advertising and marketing director at UPM Biofuels.

The bus beta test are also component of a bigger BioPilot job collaborated by VTT with the objective of motivating business to commercialise renewable energy options in traffic.

According to Nils-Olof Nylund, study teacher at VTT, progressed sustainable biofuels are a wonderful opportunity for Finland.

‘They could possibly be our quick track to reduced exhaust website traffic. When taking into consideration cutting website traffic discharges both from the technical and also economical perspective, Finland must purchase residential biofuel production in the years to coming,’ Nylund states.

Both VTT as well as Volvo will test all the buses used in the field tests prior to the start, in the center, as well as at the end of the testing period.

Along with running the buses, Transdev Finland is accountable for the comply with up of diesel usage and the kilometres driven.

St1, which has actually offered UPM BioVerno at its loading terminals as component of its Diesel And also gasoline given that spring 2015, will act as the project’s energy service provider. UPM’s eco-friendly diesel, referred to as UPM BioVerno, lowers greenhouse gas exhausts by up to 80 % when compared with nonrenewable fuel sources, with the most recent research studies also revealing that the BioVerno diesel additionally decreases tailpipe discharges.

The biofuel is produced from crude tall oil, a residue of the pulp industry, with no edible products being utilized.

UPM started the manufacturing of timber based renewable diesel in January 2015 at the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery with a production capability of 120 million litres each year.

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