Helsinki to Convert Transport Fleet to 100% Biofuels by 2020

In Helsinki, Finland, buses, as well as most of the machinery and trucks used by the City of Helsinki will be switching to waste- and residue-based biofuels. The Helsinki Region Transport HSL, the City of Helsinki, and the producers of renewable fuels were involved in the BioSata project and are pioneers of carbon-neutral transport.

Commercial vehicles operated by the City of Helsinki and bus services commissioned by HSL will fully switch to renewable fuels by 2020. The construction services company, Stara, which operates most of the city's vehicles, will also be involved.

The participation of key players in the BioSata project will enable the country's rapid transition to biofuels. The government of Finland and other major collaborators in the project are also still seeking all possible uses of biofuels. The project is part of the Helsinki region's Smart & Clean project, which aims to achieve the most attractive zero-emission mobility in the world.

About 500,000 tons of biofuel are produced in Finland on an annual basis.


This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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