Friday, June 1, 2012

Black Liquor To Fuel Trucks?

Black Liquor To Fuel Trucks?:
By Philippe Crowe
Trucks that impose hardly any load on the environment from their emissions … Is this a dream, a future scenario, or is it possible now? It’s the latter, says Volvo Trucks, which is already running successful field tests with vehicles powered by bio-DME, a fuel that can be produced from biomass both cost and energy efficiently. For the transport industry, this could reduce dependence on oil and thereby reduce the environmental impact. Since last autumn, ten specially adapted Volvo trucks have been operating on Swedish roads. They do not stand out in the traffic, they do not travel more slowly and they do not look any different, but they are a step toward that dream. read more

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