Gdansk’s public transport system is currently based on fossil fuels. With CIVITAS MIMOSA, Gdansk wants to raise awareness and explore possibilities for the use of less polluting fuels. The city conducted research to test acceptance, user needs and the requirements for a large-scale implementation of alternative fuels in the transport sector.
The main objectives of this measure are to:
• Investigate the feasibility of operating biofuels in public transport, commercial freight and private vehicles; and
• Prepare guidelines for the development of a programme for the implementation of biofuels.
To this end, Gdansk decided to conduct research covering a review of the state of the art, taxation issues, fuel supply, fuel distribution, vehicle fuelling, adaptation and maintenance
The MIMOSA measure ´Alternative Fuels´ aimed at examination the possibility of using
alternative fuels in public transport, car traffic and freight traffic in Gdansk. The measure
consisted on the elaboration of a report to provide a comprehensive analysis of the current
situation and the potential of development related to use of alternative fuel consumption in
Gdansk. The report ‘The possibility of a wide use of bio fuels for road transport in the City of Gdansk’ was prepared within this measure by the City, together with a group of experts from the Department of Chemical Apparatus and Theory of Machines at Gdansk University of Technology. This measure was a fully theoretical one without an implementation phase.
The report provides
• information of current usage of alternative fuels indicating the distribution network of petrol stations supplying pure biodiesel;
• comprehensive information on potential use of alternative fuels and possibility of utilisation of PPO in Polish circumstances
• comprehensive information on potential use of alternative fuels and possibility of utilisation of PPO in Polish circumstances;
• information on potential production of alternative fuels separately for each of six biofuels produces in Województwo Pomorskie (Pomorskie Province) and distribution which also applies to commercial freight fleet and private vehicles in general.