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VRI & Airporter Team Up to Create Biogas Bus

biogas bus projectBellair Charters / Airporter Shuttle is collaborating with the Vehicle Research Institute (VRI) at Western Washington University to outfit an Airporter Shuttle vehicle with a methane biogas fuel system.

Why is this REVOLUTIONARY?

Biogas (methane) is a fully sustainable and renewable fuel, made from typical dairy farm waste (manure and other). No petroleum needed. The fuel emissions from a biogas-burning vehicle are so low that they are 100 times below the federal limit.

With a digester located at Darryl Vander Haak’s farm in Lynden WA, the VRI will collect the gas and further refine it prior to fueling the Airporter Shuttle vehicle. This will be the first biogas-powered commercial passenger vehicle in the country.

“We can turn cow power into horsepower,” says Eric Leonhardt, director of the VRI.

The VRI has already made this system work in a passenger automobile, the award-winning Viking 32.

The Future Looks Bright

This project could certainly change the future of transportation and sustainable energy. Using biogas made from farm waste would reduce our dependence on foreign oil, dramatically reduce our carbon footprint, and create incentives for other farmers to install digesters to produce electricity and/or fuel.

More information to come! For more information about the VRI, visit their website at http://vri.etec.wwu.edu/

BELLAIR AIRPORTER STATUS

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

 

Now in effect from Yakima to SeaTac:

1) Light Rail station stop at SEATAC: We will be able to drop passengers at this station to connect with Seattle Light Rail to head north into Seattle.  Click here for more info.

2) Our Yakima to SeaTac / SeaTac to Yakima times changed a few days ago on JUNE 19th.  We wanted to have less of a wait time between runs to better accommodate our customers.  You will see the new times when you click to book a ticket for the shuttle.  Thank you for choosing to travel with Bellair Airporter Shuttle.

 

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