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UITP MONTREAL SUMMIT TO FOCUS ON DIGITALIZATION
Two trends that are promising to transform the world of urban mobility, mobility as a service and digitalization, will be under the spotlight at the upcoming UITP Global Public Transport Summit May 15 to 17 in Montréal. The Global Public Transport Summit, organized by UITP (the International Association of Public Transport), will focus in total on seven key trends and themes affecting urban mobility, under the slogan “Lead the TRANSITion,” reflecting the rapid changes underway in urban mobility.Read article
NEW FLYER TO BUILD 300 XCELSIOR CNG BUSES FOR MIAMI
New Flyer Industries Inc. subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. has been awarded a contract to build 300 40-foot Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG) buses for Miami-Dade Transit. The contract is part of a project launched by Miami-Dade County to replace 300 old diesel buses with new CNG vehicles.Read article
ON THE ROAD TO SOLAR FUELS
In a new paper in the journal Nature Materials (in an edition focused on materials for sustainable energy), a team from Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has reviewed milestones in the progress of solid-state photoelectrocatalytic technologies toward delivering solar fuels and chemistry.Read article
NESTE PRODUCING RENEWABLE “CHRISTMAS DIESEL” FROM BAKED HAM FAT
Neste is producing the first “Christmas diesel” in a holiday recycling campaign inviting Finns to collect the fat from baked Christmas hams in an effort to produce enough 100% renewable fuel to drive around the world three times. The festive charity stunt aimed to demonstrate the power of recycling and circular economy.
Grocery stores and service stations across the country had set up collection points for ham fat. The collected fat went on to be processed and finally turned into a diesel by Neste. The result was the world’s first “Christmas diesel”. By producing 100% renewable diesel from waste fat, the fuel’s carbon footprint can be reduced by up to 90% when compared with regular diesel.
RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS PROJECT IN SPAIN TARGETS PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Renewable natural gas (RNG or biomethane) will fuel vehicles in the fleet of the city of Pamplona’s County Council as part of a pilot project presented this week by Gas Natural Fenosa and Spanish business group Hera. Additionally, the pilot project will analyse potential injection into the distribution network. This initiative has the support of NILSA (a public company attached to the Government of Navarre), the public corporation Sodena, the private companies FCC and TCC, and the Pamplona County Council.Read article