HOW WE CREATE SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

ED95 is a green fuel alternative for heavy goods vehicles such as buses and lorries. It is an environmentally sustainable alternative to diesel and has high energy efficiency. ED95 is composed of 95 percent ethanol, ignition improver and corrosion inhibitor. Nothing else.

ED95 for climate friendly transport

Freight and passenger transport accounts for an increasingly large proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. Basically everything we consume is transported on our roads. This means that freight and passenger transport accounts for a growing proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. Increased transport also means that our dependence on oil is increasing when it ought to be decreasing.

Both the Swedish government and the EU have set targets to reduce green-house gas emissions, reduced levels of carbon dioxide in nature and to promote a fossil-fuel independent vehicle fleet.

A major shift in our society is required to achieve these goals. It is not realistic to phase out road transport; however, we would achieve major environmental benefits by replacing fossil fuels with biofuels. ED95 is as effective as diesel for heavy goods transport, and even better in terms of emissions of both carbon dioxide and hazardous particles. If you run on ED95 you reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 90 percent compared to diesel.

Renewable and environmentally friendly

ED95 is a renewable biofuel composed of 95 percent ethanol. By renewable we mean that the raw material that we produce the ethanol from is constantly re-created as part of the natural cycle of nature.

It also includes materials in the natural carbon cycle, so the production of the ethanol we use does not release the carbon dioxide that is bound in the soil, as is the case in the production of fossil fuels.

ED95 produced with sustainable ethanol is an environmentally friendly renewable fuel with low environmental impact, both in its use and in its production.

For a cleaner urban environment

ED95 was developed in the 1980s to overcome the problems we still have in our cities today, namely exhaust fumes from traffic. Diesel vehicle exhaust contains not only greenhouse gases and toxic nitrogen oxides, but also carcinogenic particles that are very harmful to human health. ED95 produces such low emissions of particulate matter emissions that it is within the permitted values even without particulate filters. A transition from fossil fuels to ethanol implies both environmental and health benefits.

Since the 1980s, Scania has manufactured ethanol buses adapted for ED95. In 1986 the first ED95-buses began to roll in Örnsköldsvik. A few years later Stockholm Public Transport followed suit and invested in 30 ethanol buses. Today there is a fleet of over 800 ethanol buses in Sweden. SEKAB delivers ED95 to about a dozen countries, including Brazil, which is making major investments in ethanol-powered public transport, first and foremost in Sao Paolo.

Lena Nordgren

Lena Nordgren

Ethanol Biofuel Expert

Lena.Nordgren@sekab.com

+46 (0)660-793 16