Clean Air Power, a developer of dual-fuel combustion technology that enable engines to operate on both diesel and natural gas, has inked a deal to supply Volvo Bus Corporation with its dual-fuel systems. Volvo will outfit 11 of its conventional buses with Clean Air Power's dual-fuel system and aims to have these coaches servicing routes in Sweden by summer. Once in action, the 11 vehicles will become Volvo's first batch of buses that can operate on both biogas and diesel.

In addition, Volvo and Clean Air Power are reportedly considering teaming up to jointly develop a dual-fuel system for next-generation buses. Clean Air Power claims that its dual-fuel retro-fit system has demonstrated the ability to slash CO2 emissions by 8.4 tons per year, based on an annual distance traveled of 200,000 kilometers. Furthermore, the company states that its system could save operators up to £10,000 ($15,880 U.S. at the current exchange rate) per year in fuel costs. Man, gas in Scandanavia is expensive.

[Source: Green Car Congress]

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