Our new TASS member, Arbor School Dubai, has launched a trial of B20 biodiesel in one of its school buses. This trial is an inspiring first step as the school considers ways to reduce its carbon footprint from commuting.
The trial was made possible by TASS partner Neutral Fuels and Arbor’s bus company School Transport Services (STS). Schools can make an important contribution to the UAE’s goal to become net zero by 2050. TASS is working with its member schools and partners around the world to demonstrate the viability of low carbon solutions like this and encourage other schools to follow suit.
Biodiesel blends like B5 and B20 can be used as a substitute for fossil diesel fuel to reduce carbon emissions immediately. In its pure form (B100), biodiesel from waste reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 85%. No additional infrastructure or engine modifications are required.
Neutral Fuels’ biodiesel is made from waste cooking oil collected from schools and local restaurants. Their biodiesel is certified sustainable by ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) and its fuel meets the European standard for biodiesel, EN14214.
STS operates more than 250 school buses in Dubai on biodiesel blends, but there are more than 3,500 school buses in the UAE so there is a lot of scope to do more.