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News   September 4, 2003   by Auto Service World

Ottawa Opts For Biofuel Diesel Test


Ottawa will soon have busses using an ethanol-diesel blend.
Management of O2Diesel, Inc. announced that the program will, said to be the largest demonstration program for the company, is being coordinated in conjunction with the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA), the Province of Ontario, Environment Canada, The City of Ottawa, Suncor, O2Diesel, Inc., and others, will involve bus fleets operated in Ottawa by OCTranspo, the local transit agency.
“The upcoming demonstration program is a major development for O2Diesel, Inc. and one that should help establish a strong foothold for O2Diesel(TM) in the Canadian transit and transportation market,” said Alan Rae, president and CEO of O2Diesel, Inc. “The Canadian Government and its business leaders have demonstrated a willingness for change and are clearly motivated to reducing the harmful effects of fossil fuels. O2Diesel is positioned at the forefront of this evolution to cleaner fuels,” said Mr. Rae.
The transit agreement with O2Diesel(TM) comes on the heels of several recent important Canadian government policy announcements from various federal and provincial agencies, including Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, concerning new incentives for ethanol-blended fuels and new biofuels production investment.
The company further reports the latest and so far largest urban bus demonstration of O2Diesel, Inc.’s clean diesel technology in Ottawa, Ontario has received significant media attention including a recent feature editorial in the highly-regarded industry newsletter Inside Fuels and Vehicles.


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