Svebio welcomes all delegates to a free outdoor exhibition of a selection of biofuel vehicles. The current development is partly driven on energy efficiency with lower fuel consumption, which yields lower carbon dioxide emissions. Aside from the electrification and hybridization there is also a revolution on information systems that all vehicles will benefit from.
Please visit the car exhibition and learn more about biofuel engines, the service operation and experiences so far! Take a chance to see for yourself the latest technology, gadgets and future trends from the developers!
Time to change the game
Globally, transport is a major source of fossil CO2 emissions. To help you reach your sustainability goals in the most cost-efficient way, Scania’s ethanol engine shares most parts and all interfaces with our diesel engine – boosting uptime. The adaptations make sure you can run on ethanol in all conditions – from the coldest to the hottest day of the year. In a modified diesel (compression-ignition) engine, ethanol can be utilised. That makes the energy output efficiency of our ethanol engines as high as conventional diesel-powered engines – so you get the power you expect from a Scania truck.
The ethanol fuel ED95
Ethanol is the world’s largest biofuel. It’s a powerful fuel with low emissions that can be made from local forestry, agricultural and household waste. The CO2 reduction varies by raw material and production process, but with up to a 90% CO2 reduction, ethanol biofuel formulated for use in modified diesel engines is widely available and making a cleaner difference right now. ED95 fuel consists of 95% hydrous ethanol and 5% performance additives specifically formulated for optimal ethanol combustion in compression ignited engines.
Based on Volvo Cars’ four-cylinder T5 petrol engine – delivering 254 hp (model V90) resp. 245 hp (model V60) and 350 Nm of torque – equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Bi-Fuel configuration provides premium performance and environmental benefits while running on biomethane or compressed natural gas (CNG).
The Volvo Bi-Fuel is produced at the Volvo Cars factory in Torslanda, Gothenburg. Final installations are done at a Westport facility located at the Volvo Car assembly plant in Gothenburg.
In the exhibition the following methanol fuelled car is shown. This fuel-flexible Saab 9-5 car is originally designed for E85, a mixture of gasoline and ethanol. This has complemented with methanol. There are about 230 000 E85 cars in Sweden which are suitable for this Gasoline Ethanol Methanol mixture (GEM). Only a small service operation is needed to replace some plastic parts that are in contact with the fuel.
The methanol used in this car is produced by waste products from the Swedish forest. The methanol has high efficiency in the manufacturing process and when being used in internal combustion engines. In customized engines the efficiency may even be higher than in a diesel engine.
More information about methanol can be found at Methanol Institute, www.methanol.org
Three arguments for methanol:
Through the chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen, fuel cell vehicles generate electricity to power a motor. Instead of gasoline they are fuelled by hydrogen, an environment-friendly energy source that can be produced from a variety of raw materials.
What is a fuel cell vehicle?
The Mirai features the Toyota Fuel Cell System, which combines fuel cell technology with hybrid technology. The system is more energy efficient than internal combustion engines, and offers excellent environmental performance without emitting CO2 or other harmful substances during driving.