The BioCabby project, led by FutureFuel's Director of Environment & Sustainability Mike O'lone, began in 2016 and campaigns to promote clean air and reduce pollution in London. As a licensed London black taxi driver, Mike understands the negative impact that vehicles, including taxis, have on London's air quality and the need to promote positive change.
Government figures estimate that in 2016, 9,400 early deaths in London were attributable to air pollution and poor air quality. We believe action is required, and we want to lead the change.
Since mid-2017 we have been filling the FutureFuel black taxi with a 50:50 blend of forecourt diesel and our BS EN 14214 bio-diesel. To track the impact this had on the vehicle’s emissions, we carried out emissions tests at Department of Transport accredited MOT stations. We think you’ll agree that our current reading of 0.24 is a significant improvement on the previous reading of 0.88 which we received prior to using the 50:50 blend.
Mike represents FutureFuel as a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Air Quality and Pollution, The Environmental Industries Commission and has become a respected public speaker on environmental and air quality matters. As well as popping up on The Robert Elms and Eddie Nestor (OBE) BBC shows, he is often found speaking at industry seminars such as the Recovery Tow Show and public speaking engagements internationally.
Be sure to give the BioCabby a wave if you see him around London in his FutureFuel black taxi!