May 15, 2006

Suncor, TTC sign sales deal to supply biodiesel for bus fleet

TORONTO, ONT-Suncor Energy Products and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) are joining forces to help clear the air in Toronto. Under a sales agreement running to December 2007, Suncor will supply more than 120 million litres of biodiesel to the TTC's fleet of 1,491 buses. Suncor's biodiesel is created by blending petroleum diesel with soy-based biodiesel, thus reducing carbon monoxide and particulate emissions which are major contributors to smog. "Suncor's unique 'in-line' blending process will deliver a higher quality and cleaner-burning fuel to the TTC," said Don Smith, the company's director of distribution operations and national sales. This summer, Suncor will also be opening Canada's largest ethanol production facility near Sarnia, Ont. Ethanol-blended gasoline, sold at Sunoco stations across Ontario, reduces vehicle-based carbon monoxide emissions up to 30%.

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