September 2010 / Volume 8, Issue II


The Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles is the leading global initiative promoting better urban air quality through the use of clean fuels and vehicles.

Cleaner Public Transport in Kenya - 4th Quarter 2010

The PCFV, through USEPA support is planning to carry out national level sensitization on cleaner public transportation in Kenya. Four workshops targeting public transport owners and operators, and pump attendants are planned in the 2 major cities - Nairobi and Mombasa. Kenya is in the process of enacting new standards for import of low sulphur diesel - 500ppm - from 5000ppm. This lower sulphur diesel grade, which is the predominant fuel used by public transport vehicles, will be sold concurrent with the high sulphur diesel (10,000ppm) produced by the Kenyan refinery. Even though the refinery is planned for upgrading, the availability of lower sulphur diesel presents an opportunity to promote cleaner pubic transportation, hence the sensitization campaign. Other topics to be covered include eco-driving and benefits of regular inspection and maintenance programs.


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