Bus photoStagecoach Group has cut its CO2 emissions from its bus fleet in the UK by more than 188,000 tonnes over the past 8 years through use of a hi-tech fuel additive. The Envirox™ fuel additive, which was developed by scientists in Oxford, has achieved a 5% annual reduction in fuel consumption and associated emissions.

  • Annual 5% cut saves total of 188,000 tonnes of CO2 in past 8 years
  • Saving equals emissions from around 25,000 UK residents in a year
  • Communities benefit from lower fares and better air quality
  • Transport group signs new 3-year supply agreement with Energenics
  • Group-wide drive to cut carbon footprint and tackle climate change

The carbon saving to date alone equates to the average CO2 emissions produced by nearly 25,000 UK residents in a year, based on official Government statistics. Use of the fuel additive has also helped customers and communities across the UK benefit from lower fares and better local air quality. Stagecoach announced the results as it confirmed it had signed a new three-year supply agreement for the Envirox™ fuel saving additive.

Stagecoach is one of UK’s biggest bus and coach operators with around 7,800 buses and coaches. Around 2.5 million passengers travel on Stagecoach’s buses every day on a network stretching from south-west England to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The Group’s business includes major city bus operations in London, Liverpool, Newcastle, Hull, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield and Cambridge. Low-cost coach service, megabus.com, operates between around 60 towns and cities across the UK.

Energenics Europe became the owner of the Envirox™ business in Sept 2009. Energenics is focussed upon the continuing commercialisation of Envirox™ and researching novel nanomaterials for a number of other applications. Energenics are an active member of the scientific community on Oxford University’s Begbroke Science Park.