Sustainability

Anteater Express is dedicated to advancing the University's commitment to environmental stewardship by using fuel and technologies that reduce harmful emissions.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Anteater Express will welcome its first hydrogen fuel cell bus to its fleet in 2015 with a partnership between the California Energy Commission through CalStart, Ballard Power Systems, El Dorado National, and BAE Systems. Click Here to learn more about fuel cell technology and this exciting new project!

Diesel Particulate Filters

Diesel Particulate Filters are installed on all Anteater Express buses to mitigate harmful emissions produced by fuel combustion. The EPA and CARB have found that DPF technology is able to reduce particulate matter by 90%, hydrocarbons by 85%, and carbon monoxide by 75% through the use of a proprietary catalyst and silicon carbide substrate.

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Biodiesel

Biodiesel is commonly made from vegetable oils such as soy, sunflower, or palm oil. The oils are converted to usable fuel by transesterification. Because biodiesel is cleaner burning than regular diesel, its use reduces particulate matter by 12%, carbon monoxide by 12%, hydrocarbons by 20%, sulfur dioxide by 20% and carbon dioxide by 15% when compared to regular diesel. Currently Anteater Express uses a 20% blend of soy-based biodiesel. By using biodiesel, Anteater Express is able to keep over 125 lbs. of particulate matter, 164 lbs. of hydrocarbons, 1,300 lbs. of carbon monoxide, 86 lbs. of sulfur dioxide and 315,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide out of the environment annually.