CO-NORDIC NATURAL GAS BUS PROJECT: FINAL REPORT

NORDISKA GASBUSS PROJEKTET. PROJEKT II, SLUTRAPPORT M M

This Co-Nordic Natural Gas Bus Project, Project # II aimed at the "Elimination of social, legislative and industrial barriers" that hindered the implementation of methane gas buses and other heavy duty vehicles. The project is a follower to the engine optimisation project, carried out by transit authorities in the Nordic countries, on Volvo and Scania bus engines. That project did prove low emission characteristics when operating on natural gas or biogas, during the tests 1988-1990. Project # II contains the following part-projects with their separate reports (5 reports): (1) Final report (Swedish and English); (2) Market and economic consequence report (Norwegian with English summary); (3) Safety analyses (English); (4) The creation of Nordic "Code-of-Practice" for bus approval and for the approval of refuelling stations. The ISO cylinder standard is reported. (Nordic languages and English); and (5) International operational experiences, LNG feasibility and report on technology transfer on the two engines from the previous engine optimisation project. The result is that large portions of the Nordic transit bus fleet would benefit economically from operation on natural gas or biogas, provided the gas is available. Methane operated buses are not less safe compared to a bus operated on any other fuel and the operational experiences internationally show the availability to be as good as with any other fuel. LNG is not yet possible to introduce from an economic point of view. Project # II technology has been somewhat developed. (A)

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    KOMMUNIKATIONSFORSKNINGSBEREDNINGEN

    BOX 5706
    STOCKHOLM,   Sweden  S-114 97
  • Authors:
    • EKELUND, M
    • Svensen, T
    • EINANG, P-M
    • BLUECKERT, E I
    • LOSCIALE, M
  • Publication Date: 1993

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Pagination: 127 p.
  • Serial:
    • KFB RAPPORT
    • Issue Number: 1993:16
    • Publisher: KOMMUNIKATIONSFORSKNINGSBEREDNINGEN
    • ISSN: 1104-2621

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00712228
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • ISBN: 91-88370-49-6
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM