TARTA buses in Toledo, Ohio testing biodiesel and hydrogen blends

This is the first time I've actually been able to write about something on AutoblogGreen that is happening right in my hometown. I see TARTA buses every day of my life, which makes sense because TARTA stands for Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority. According to their website, TARTA is running tests using low-sulfur diesel fuels and B20 biodiesel blends in their standard buses. Additionally, a system developed by H2 Engine Systems is being tested which injects a small amount of hydrogen into the air intake of a bus running B20. According to this article, drivers can feel the difference in performance when the hydrogen is being pumped in and when it's not. On a side note, isn't it kind of funny to think of a bus lapping a test track at relatively high speed? Anyway, the city has also installed a biodiesel filling station near where the buses are kept and the University of Toledo is assisting with the testing. I'll be sure to be on the lookout for the funny-colored buses running around town.

[Source: TARTA]


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