FlixBus runs small fleet on rapeseed biofuel

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FlixBus and Volvo Buses are testing the use of Oleo100 biodiesel as part of a new collaboration.
Oleo100, made from rapeseed, meets the latest environmental criteria, transforming renewable biomass into biofuel.
The crop is pressed to obtain non-genetically modified organism vegetable proteins intended for feeding animals on French farms and rapeseed oil for human consumption. The surplus will then be transferred for use in the energy market.
Fabian Stenger, chief operations officer at Flix, said: “Volvo Bus shares our vision of more sustainable travel and provides premium buses that can guarantee the FlixBus quality that our customers are looking for.
“There are now five Volvo buses running on Oleo100 throughout France and we are particularly proud of that.
“All over the world we seek to implement solutions with various partners to reduce the carbon footprint of travel with FlixBus as much as possible. France is a pioneer in this field thanks to ambitious partners such as Volvo Bus, Morio and Saipol.”
Flix is committed to making travel as sustainable as possible, teaming up with new partners to pilot and explore new technologies.
FlixBus has been growing its biofuel footprint in France and last November two Volvo coaches, running on Oleo100 were introduced on routes between Nice and Toulouse.