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CIVITAS Case Study -Testing Biofuel in the Coimbra public transport fleet

The rising price of oil coupled with the negative consequences of traffic pollution and energy inefficiency have made a transition to more sustainable energy policies inevitable. Coimbra tested the use of biofuel as an alternative for its public transport fleet. To date there has been little use of biofuel in the Portuguese public transportation sector. The Municipality of Coimbra tested a mix containing up to 50 percent biofuel in several trial buses.