Helsinki Busses Switch to Biofuel

Source: JOIN IEA/IRENA Policy and Measures Database
Last updated: 11 September 2015

Note: In order to provide as accurate and useful information as possible, Finland concentrates its reporting efforts on the most essential and concrete policies and measures. Although this policy and measure (PAM) serves / has served an important purpose, it is not considered one of them. Therefore the status of this PAM has been marked as “unknown”, and the description has not been updated. However, this PAM may still be in force and bring significant emissions reductions.

In May 2006, the Helsinki City Council voted to switch half of the citys public bus fleet to run on biodiesel made from biomas, animal fat and waste cooking oil. The three-year programme was slated to affect 700 vehicles and cut overall bus particle emissions by half.