ALTERNATIVE FUELS * WORLDWIDE
* Perú - City of Lima recognised for its natural gas fuelled metropolitan transportation systems
(Photo: "Metropolitano" buses in Lima,Perú)
Lima,Perú -Busworld (Belgium) -26 Aug 2012: -- Peru’s capital city, Lima, has been recognized by the international community for its environmental approach to Metropolitan transportation, thanks to the use of natural gas fuel used by the total fleet of buses circulating its recently completed High Capacity Segregated Corridor (Spanish acronym “COSAC I”), which transects the city from north to south. The Metropolitan Municipality of Lima (MML) includes in its principles of operation ecologically sustainability for urban transportation... The “Metropolitano” COSAC I, delivers lower emissions per capita and is quieter; it also reduces traffic volume and is therefore more efficient with passenger transportation. Reduced emissions will have a positive impact on community health, decreasing incidences of allergic and respiratory disease... Additionally, this will allow Protransporte as the operating entity of the Metropolitano, to issue carbon credits on the international market, delivering a return on a maximum potential of 688 000 308 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent...
* Massachusetts / USA - Bioengineered bacteria could produce fuel from CO2
(Photo: Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Cambridge,MASS,USA -Busworld (Belgium) -30 Aug 2012: -- Genetically-altered Ralstonia eutropha bacteria could be used to convert carbon dioxide gas into fuel. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have succeeded in genetically altering Ralstonia eutropha soil bacteria in such a way, that they are able to convert carbon into isobutanol, an alcohol that can be blended with or even substituted for fossile fuels... When their regular carbon food sources become scarce, Ralstonia eutropha normally respond by synthesizing a type of polymer, in which they store whatever carbon they’re able to find. The team of MIT biologists were able to get the bacteria to produce isobutanol instead of that polymer...
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