Scania delivers five biodiesel-fuelled coaches
Murrays Coaches, operating transit contracts between Brisbane and regional Queensland, will vastly reduce its CO2 emissions (by more than 80%) thanks to the arrival of five new Scania coaches - running as standard on B100 Biodiesel.
The locally produced biodiesel further serves to reduce reliance on imported fuels and has fast-tracked Murrays Coaches’ drive for cleaner emissions.
The order for the five new coaches, fitted with BCI bodies, was prompted by one of Murrays’ customers requesting a low emissions solution for the transport of workers from Brisbane to the Queensland interior.
In 2022, Scania was able to provide a simple switchover to biodiesel compatibility for B100 for two of the Scania-based coaches already in service with the operator.
“Increasingly our customers are asking us how they can reduce their carbon footprints,” said Scania Australia Bus and Power Solutions Director of Sales, Julian Gurney. “All through the business chain, there is a growing interest in reducing emissions.
“The good news is that we have solutions to these requests here and now and ready for implementation. In fact, all our bus engines can run on a blend of diesel and biodiesel from B10 all the way to B100, as in the case with Murrays Coaches, direct from the factory.”
Murrays will be supplied by Scania’s partner ECOTECH Biodiesel, with deliveries made via Refuelling Solutions.
The new BCI bodied Scania-powered coaches entering service with Murrays now will be used to ferry workers to and from The Surat Basin.