Bus fleet operation on renewable paraffinic diesel fuel

Reijo Mäkinen, Nils-Olof Nylund, Kimmo Erkkilä, Pirjo Saikkonen, Arno Amberla

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    Helsinki Region Transport, Neste Oil, Proventia Emission Control and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland carried out a 3.5 year PPP venture "OPTIBIO" to demonstrate the use of paraffinic renewable diesel (hydrotreated vegetable oil HVO) in city buses. The fleet test in Metropolitan Helsinki involving some 300 buses is the largest one in the world to demonstrate this new fuel. The fuels were a 30 % blend of renewable diesel and 100 % renewable diesel. This paper describes the overall set-up of the project, gives an overview of the emission results as well as presents experience from the field.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalSAE Technical Paper Series
    Issue number2011-01-1965
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Paraffinic renewable diesel
    • bus fleet operation
    • fuel performance


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