Volvo’s cook­ing with gas

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Big Wheels -

VOLVO Aus­tralia is con­cen­trat­ing on clean diesel for lo­cal trucks, but its global par­ent is in­vest­ing in re­search into gas-pow­ered en­gines.

A Volvo spokesman says the com­pany is do­ing some promis­ing work with gas en­gines. It’s work­ing on an en­gine that runs on a mix of diesel and bio-meth­ane. ‘‘The aim is that we should run on 80 per cent green bio­gas and 20 per cent green biodiesel as the com­bus­tion agent,’’ the spokesman says.

‘‘This will make car­bon diox­ide emis­sions 80 per cent lower than with con­ven­tional diesel power.’’

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