Liverpool buses run on vegetable fat

Six buses in Merseyside are running on recycled vegetable oil. Merseytravel and Stagecoach Merseyside are launching the initiative as part of an EC-funded project to promote the production and use of sustainably produced biofuels in transport. The two-year trial will see six Stagecoach vehicles run on a blend of biodiesel supplied by north-west producer Convert2Green. […]

Low carbon economy could drive bus renaissance

Concerns about climate change could lead to a renaissance of the bus, a session at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has heard. National Express Group’s environment director Nick Coad said environmental legislation had focused on improving local air quality. As a result, modern engines are cleaner but consume about 20% more fuel. He […]