On Friday April 5 2013, Ambassador Klas Molin took part in the opening ceremony of the project “Ethanol ED95 Public Bus Line”. The ceremony took place at King Monkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) starting from 8.30 a.m – 12.00 p.m.
The ceremony was opened by the Thai Minister for Energy Mr Pongsak Raktapongpaisal.
The project is in collaboration with several public and private sector partners, particularly Scania of Sweden. KMUTT is launching a pilot “Ethanol ED95 Public Bus Line” between KMUTT and Krungthonburi BTS station during April 5 –June 20 2013.
The opening is an opportunity to help stimulate awareness in green and clean technology on the part of the students, staff and the public. The ethanol bus has already been tested on public bus route 21 during 2011 – 2012. The aim is to reduce diesel usage by large transport buses and promote the use of ED95 ethanol produced from domestic raw materials such as sugar cane and cassava.