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Title page for E-project-070307-185510

Project TypeIQP
Submission date2007-07-03
  • Syed Moazzam Ali, BE
  • Andrew Charles Gilday, CE
  • Ashley Kay Poglese, CE
  • URNE-project-070307-185510
    DivisionEnergy and Resources
    CenterSan Jose, Costa Rica
    TitleBio-Diesel and the Public Transportation System of San Jose
  • El-Korchi, Tahar, CE
  • Higgins, Lorraine D, HU
  • Availability unrestricted


    This report, prepared for the National Cleaner Production Centers (CNP+L) of San Jose, Costa Rica assessed the feasibility of using bio-diesel or bio-diesel blends in public transportation buses. There were three primary questions that this report addressed. First, what is the fuel efficiency of bio-diesel compared to diesel in public transit buses? Second, what is the cost difference for the use of bio-diesel versus diesel in the public transit sector of San Jose? Finally, what impact will bio-diesel have on the economy, environment, and society and how are these impacts interrelated? Our findings were used to assist CNP+L in making policy decisions regarding bio-diesel use in the public transportation system of San Jose.

  • CNP+L.IQP.Report.Final.pdf

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