Volvo displays carbon-dioxide-neutral trucks

The Volvo Group is the first vehicle manufacturer to produce seven demonstration trucks that can all be driven without emitting any environmentally harmful carbon dioxide. These trucks were exhibited for the first time in August and are equipped with diesel engines that have been modified to operate on seven different types of renewable liquid and gaseous fuels. The seven Volvo FM trucks are equipped with Volvo’s own 9-liter engines that have been specially modified to illustrate the possibilities of carbon-dioxide-neutral transport. The seven trucks can be operated on the same number of different renewable fuels and/or combinations of fuels: biodiesel, biogas combined with biodiesel, ethanol/methanol, DME, synthetic diesel and hydrogen gas combined with biogas. Since all of these fuels are produced from renewable raw materials, they provide no carbon-dioxide contributions to the ecosystem when combusted and, accordingly, do not impact the environment.  
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