Colombia conducts successful biofuel testing in public transport

The Colombian Oil Institute (ICP) of the state oil company Ecopetrol (CLB:ECOPETROL) participated in successful tests on the use of biodiesel in public transport, Ecopetrol said on Wednesday.

The tests were conducted with 15 buses of the local public transporter Transmilenio over 18 months, in which the vehicles used blends of diesel with biodiesel. The biodiesel operated adequately in all engines and showed an improvement in their performance, according to the company.

The used blends conformed to the Colombian standards and the results confirmed the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) and particulate matter (PM) emissions, Ecopetrol's president Javier Gutierrez said.

Publication: ADP News
Provider: AII Data Processing Ltd.
January 29, 2009

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