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The road towards zero-emissions mobility

UPM and the Bio100 project

 

ISSUE

The changing face of urban transport and mobility

The way people travel around cities has been undergoing a steady but radical transformation in recent years. Air pollution causes 800,000 deaths in Europe alone each year, and forward-thinking cities, such as Helsinki, are coming up with innovative new ways to cut down on emissions.

s10比赛下注Road traffic is responsible for around 20% of all CO2 emissions in Helsinki, with the majority of that coming from cars. Helsinki’s public transport system has a fleet of 1400 buses. A strong bus network is good for the environment in itself – it gets people on the move, on time, and stops people using more carbon-heavy transport options. Nevertheless, Helsinki’s buses still consume 40,000 tonnes of fuel annually.

 

BIOFORE SOLUTION

Cleaner fuel for combustion engines

s10比赛下注Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and Helsinki City Construction Services, Stara, have a common aim of achieving emissionfree city traffic. Bio100 is part of the Smart & Clean project which aims to provide the world’s most attractive emissionfree mobility in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.

This four-year project coordinated by VTT (Technical Research Center of Finland) seeks for all Helsinki Metropolitan Area buses, off-road vehicles at harbours as well as vehicles and machinery used by the City’s construction company Stara, to use 100% renewable energy.

UPM is able to play an integral role in helping make the Bio100 goal a reality with its advanced biofuels UPM BioVerno.

Estimates show that advanced biofuels can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% and exhaust emissions by up to 40% when compared to conventional fossil fuels.

 

UPM BIOFORE BEYOND FOSSILS

On the road to emission-free city traffic

s10比赛下注UPM BioVerno is a next-generation biofuel that comes from hydrotreating crude tall oil, a residue of pulp production. Despite its renewable source, it behaves like fossil-based diesel fuels – only with up to dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions and tail-pipe emissions. Unlike many earlier iterations of biofuels, there is no blending limit, enabling distributors to use it at 100% levels.

This high level of performance makes it the perfect fit for heavy-duty vehicles, including Stara’s fleet of construction vehicles and the 1400 buses that the City of Helsinki uses on a daily basis. While the Finnish capital undergoes rapid growth and emerges as a leading global ecocity, UPM is the perfect partner to help make a greener, more efficient future a reality for commuters and constructors alike.

 
 
 

UPM BioVerno® for Bio100 :

  • City of Helsinki and Stara construction aiming to emission-free city traffic and to the use of 70–90% biofuels by 2020
  • Part of Helsinki’s aim to lead the way in zero-emission mobility
  • UPM BioVerno is wood-based biofuel that significantly cuts emissions

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