• 18-SEP-2009

Bio-DME Trucks From Volvo in Unique Field Test

In a joint project with the EU, the Swedish Energy Agency, fuel companies and the transport industry, Volvo Trucks is investigating the potential for large-scale investment in DME (Di-Methyl-Ether) produced from biomass, a fuel known as Bio-DME, which combines a low environmental imprint with high energy efficiency. Volvo Trucks is participating in the project by contributing 14 Volvo FH trucks that will be tested by selected customers at four locations in different parts of Sweden between 2010 and 2012. From an EU perspective, Bio-DME has the potential for replacing just over 50% of today's diesel oil in heavy road transport by 2030. Available multimedia material includes edited packages with and without graphics on Bio-DME , driving footage of the truck and soundbites as well as still images.