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Blending Testing

The coco diesel 2% blending trails commenced mid January 2007.

To date, out of the 18 participants, coco diesel blending trails data have been received from 13 candidates while the remaining 5 candidates, data is yet to be received.

The vehicles tested ranged from buses, taxis, container haulage trucks and 4WDs. The tests will continue for a period of 90 days.

The commencing of the blending trails for each vehicle vary and a few vehicles have not started yet with the 2% coco diesel because insufficient data was available for the litres of diesel fuel and odometer reading, they will start by the end of April 2007.

The results collated have positive and negative influence on vehicle efficiencies while smoke emission tests have shown remarkable improvements.

The blending test continues and few vehicles will complete the 90 days testing period by the end of April 2007. Other vehicles will continue the test and complete the course in June- July 2007.