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Lincoln, NE, Switches Transit Fleet to E-Diesel

StarTran, the municipal transit authority in Lincoln, NE, is switching its entire fleet of 67 transit and paratransit buses to O2Diesel’s ethanol-diesel blend.

O2Diesel uses 7.7% ethanol, with up to 1% proprietary additive and a cetane improver. Cetane is a measure of a fuel’s ignition delay—the period between the start of injection and start of combustion of the fuel. Higher cetane fuels will have shorter ignition delay periods than lower cetane fuels, and shorter delay is better.

In tests against conventional diesel, O2Diesel:

  • Reduced CO emissions up to 26%

  • Reduced NOx emissions up to 5%

  • Reduced PM up to 40%

StarTran converted its bus fleet to the ethanol-diesel blend after three years of testing and evaluation, and has been operating coaches using O2Diesel exclusively since mid-February.


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