Biogas (cow dung) fuelled bus rolls out in Kolkata

Last Modified: Tue Apr 04 2017 09:51:37 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 31 Mar 2017
    Launch of a bus in Kolkata, that runs only on biogas produced from cow dung. The bus has been jointly developed by Phoenix India Research and Development Group and heavy vehicle major Ashok Leyland.
  • 5 km
    Distance bus can run on 1 kg of biogas based on current design.
  • 80 kgs
    Tank capacity.
  • 400 km
    Maximum distance the bus can run based on current design. The manufacturers are planning to source a technology from Germany that will enable the vehicle to run 20 km/kg.
  • Rs. 13 lakh
    Approximate cost of manufacturing.
  • Rs. 20
    Cost of biogas fuel per kg. (31 cents)
  • Rs. 1.00
    Fare per 17.5 km (less than 2 cents for 10.8 miles).
  • 15
    buses will be introduced in the course of the year based on the initial trial.