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Courtney orders low-carbon Tempos

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Optare is to supply two Tempos to Courtney Coaches of Bracknell to be fuelled by pure plant oil using technology developed by Regenatec. These are the first full-size Optare buses to run on this fuel, although Courtney has previously taken a number of pure plant oil Solos.

Experience of the fuel at Courtney Coaches has shown that it can reduce carbon emissions by between 70 and 90 per cent.

The new Tempos will be used on dedicated employee transport services for companies on local business parks. They will be powered by Mercedes-Benz 906LA engines.

The Optare pure plant oil fuel option is available both on new vehicles and as an upgrade to existing buses. For upgrades the work will be carried out at Optare’s recently established Low Carbon Conversion Centre at Blackburn.
Pure plant oil fuel can be derived from a variety of sources, including non-food crops.

Regenatec is currently providing Courtney with fuel based on used cooking oils. Most of the 40 vehicles in the Courtney Coaches fleet run on pure plant oil. The company aims to be the first in Britain to have all its buses running on the fuel.

Photo  - Optare is supplying plant oil-powered Tempos to Courtney Coaches which already has Solos running on the fuel.

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