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Portugal's capital Lisbon seems to be more committed than ever to fighting environmental problems. After news broke that Portugal will adopt a similar deposit system to collect plastic bottles as Germany, it's been announced that Lisbon’s main public transportation company, Carris, introduced a bus line solely operated by biodiesels.

Last week, Carris, together with Prio, officially announced the first bus line operated by used cooking oil. In a press release, the company explains that these vehicles emit 83% less greenhouse gases than buses moved by other fuels.

This is not only a step forward to become a more eco-friendly and sustainable company, but it can also be seen as technological innovation. According to José Roseiro, the maintenance director of Carris, “this project has demystified the idea that fuels made from used cooking oils have a significant impact on vehicles. After several months of testing, we have not identified significant differences in buses that have been using this fuel compared to similar vehicles used on the same routes.""

Therefore, little by little, Portugal joins countries like Canada, Brazil, Australia, India and Thailand that have been using biofuel blends for some time.

At the moment, it is known that Carris has six vehicles moved by biodiesel, however, it is still unclear if they have plans to introduce this measure across all of their buses.

What do you think about this measure?

Should biodiesel transportation be widely implemented?

Do you know of any public transportation already moved by biodiesel?

What are the advantages and drawbacks of it?

In your opinion, what are the most inventive ways we're fighting the environmental crisis?

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Z8177900u

  16 months ago
only on papers
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F8303656v

  16 months ago
no idea
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Jayasri

  16 months ago
Good try indeed has to be implemented in many countries. Dont know much about used oil fuel but seeking help to know more about it toluna team should help us to know more about it to the members
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subaika

  16 months ago
the launching of the new buses is part of an entire initiative aimed at promoting the use of biodiesel, spearheaded by Carris. According to the head of the public transport company, José Roseiro, the project aims to prove once and for all that biofuels are not dangerous to the vehicles that use them. "After several months of testing, we have not identified significant differences in buses that have been using this fuel compared to similar vehicles used on the same routes," he said.
Carris has been putting in significant efforts in rapidly renewing its bus fleet over the past few years. The chairman of the Carris Board Tiago Farias stated that projects like this one are vital for the company’s future prospects. “But, of course, you don't renew a Carris-sized fleet overnight. With this project we aim to achieve two objectives: to explore one more way to reduce the climate impacts of the operation and to use the company's high visibility in the city of Lisbon to raise awareness of the importance of recycling, ”he continued.
The launch of the six buses is the 2nd stage of a nearly year-long testing process. In June, travelling across the same route, there were 3 vehicles running on traditional fuel and 3 on biodiesel, in order to compare their performance and environmental impact. Authorities were satisfied with the results and are now aiming to raise awareness of the new additions to the Carris bus fleet.
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ARP2019

  16 months ago
Biodiesel is the best candidate for diesel fuels in diesel engines. The biggest advantage that biodiesel has over gasoline and petroleum diesel is its environmental friendliness. Biodiesel burns similar to petroleum diesel as it concerns regulated pollutants. On the other hand, biodiesel probably has better efficiency than gasoline. One such fuel for compression-ignition engines that exhibit great potential is biodiesel. Diesel fuel can also be replaced by biodiesel made from vegetable oils. Biodiesel is mainly being produced from soybean, rapeseed and palm oils. The higher heating values (HHVs) of biodiesels are relatively high. The only demerit i found is its quite expensive. Biodiesel has over double the price of petrodiesel. But The scarcity of known petroleum reserves and the positive impact of Bio diesel on the natural environment will make such renewable energy resources more attractive. So biodiesel transportation should be widely implemented, though bit expensive.
Some of the most inventive ways to fight the environmental crisis are tackling plastic pollution & pursuing zero waste, to make transportation sustainable, to reduce the amount of cars in use( by increasing tolls and removing parking space etc), Use of Solar panels, biodiesel plants, clean, renewable energy and sustainable fuel.
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vctrspnjr

  16 months ago
why not. this is good
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F8303656v

  17 months ago
no idea
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F8303656v

  17 months ago
no idea
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F8303656v

  17 months ago
no idea
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removedev

  17 months ago
it s a great news
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