|Hunting for ideas in Singapore|
|Written by Lars Hjort|
|Wednesday, 07 May 2008|
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Green taxes and yellow tanks
Transportation-related carbon dioxide emissions account for about one third of the total CO2 emission. Therefore it is one of the places to do an effort to reduce the number. In Singapore the government launched a green tax rebate. If one buys a fuel-efficient car, a 40% car tax rebate follows.
One of the companies that benefit from the rebate is a branch of the German company Melchers. They have specialized in modifying normal cars into bi-fuel driven cars. So the cars run on regular gas or CNG - Compressed Natural Gas. The CNG is much more efficient, than regular gas and the CO2 emission is cut by a third, but there is also a downside. The CNG is stored in a big yellow tank, which fills up most of the booth.
The big tank doesn’t scare off the customers though, Business Development Executive, Shannon Sim from Melchers CNG says:
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