TriMet Switches To Renewable Diesel

Photo: Ford, Brad

All TriMet buses running on routes throughout the tri-county Portland metro area are now powered by a much cleaner-burning fuel—renewable diesel.

TriMet is using a blend of 99% renewable diesel and 1% petroleum.

The change in fuels will reduce the carbon dioxide equivalent emissions coming from an individual bus by nearly 99%.

When factoring in the upstream emissions of making and delivering the R99 to TriMet’s facilities, the move to R99 will lower the greenhouse gas emissions from TriMet’s fixed-route bus fleet by about 61% compared to the biodiesel blend we had been using.

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