The Valencian Urban Transport Company (EMT) presented in Brussels its latest innovative initiative for a sustainable public transport: the URBANBAT project. This project is financed by the European Commission through the LIFE-Environment programme.
Designed as a pilot project in this first phase, Urbanbat defines an integral management model for the liquid waste generated during the operation and maintenance of the public transport fleet of EMT Vehicles in Valencia such as water from washing buses, engines and heating systems, or used brake fluids.
The aim of the project is to dramatically reduce pollution generated by EMT. For this reason, it tries to incorporate innovative models that are more environmentally friendly during maintenance operations. More specifically, Urbanbat aims at prolonging the life span of products used for the maintenance of the fleet of vehicles, reducing water consumption and setting up alternatives to the incineration of liquid waste.
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