Lynn-based bus company Norfolk Green says it is now even greener, and more energy efficient, after introducing biodiesel to its fleet.
The operator has converted all of its buses to a new mixture of biodiesel and ultra-low sulphur diesel, which managers claim will reduce the vehicles’ carbon footprint by almost a quarter.
Will Smith, the company’s commercial and marketing manager, said: “Green is in the name. We’re always looking to make changes for an environmental benefit.”
All 70 of the company’s buses, which cover a network spanning 80 miles across Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, are now using the fuel, which is 70 per cent ultra-low sulphur diesel and 30 per cent biodiesel.
Managing director Andrew Dyer said: “The new fuel is so much better for the environment.
“It produces 24 per cent less CO2 emissions than normal low diesel fuel.
“The fuel has been tested in various other locations around the UK by our parent company Stagecoach with no adverse effects to bus engines.
“Buses are already a very green way to travel and we are very pleased to be able make this environmental contribution as well.”
The company has also insisted it has no plans to increase fares further as a result of the change.