Bio-DME trucks from Volvo taking part in field tests

November 2009
Trailer / Body Builders;Nov2009, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p11
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The article reports on the field tests involving Bio-DME (di-methyl-ether) to be conducted by Volvo Trucks to assess its potential as a vehicle fuel. DME which is produced from biomass is low on dioxide emissions and has high energy efficiency. The field test is a joint project among the European Union, the Swedish Energy Agency, fuel companies and the transport industry. Fourteen Volvo FH trucks will be tested in four locations in different parts of Sweden between 2010 and 2012.


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