Rapeseed oil to the air

Last Thursday the Swedish bus & coach operator Flygbussarna released the news that they will introduce rape seed oil (RME) for their buses.The news became relatively big on the Swedish national radio during last Friday.

http://www.peopletravel.se/NewsItem.aspx?page=3132&&lang=EN  (Sorry for the Swedish)

I have previously stressed the importance of considering the full product cycle when introducing biofuels. It is therefore particularly positive to learn that Flygbussarna put specific demands on the well-to-wheel performance of the fuel. Starting with Arlanda airport in Stockholm, Flygbussarna commit to gradually increasing the use to all buses travelling 7 airports in Sweden.

I was invited to an information event Friday lunch at Universeum in Göteborg -a miniature of the ecosystem of the world:

http://www.universeum.se/index.php?lang=en

Sten Ljungström, Associated Professor at Chalmers University and at Universeum, gave an excellent explanation of the origin of the global warming. Actually, this was the first time I have heard someone explain the relatively complicated matter in a way, easy to understand. I was quite surprised when I learned that Sten was invited as speaker (together with me). The organisers did obviously not know that we have been doing research on catalysis together for many years. We are still good friends.

It’s a small world.

About volvobuses

Adjunct Professor of Catalysis at Chalmers University of Technology. Lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, with my wife and three daughters born in 1991, 1994 and 1997. Is a passionate runner.
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