Cork City is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland, home to 123,000 people, and has the second biggest natural harbour in the world. The City is very active within the EU funded CIVITAS framework having implemented a number of pilot project for alternative mobility. For example through the EU funded CIVITAS Miracles Project, Cork City Council established a pilot project to investigate the use of biofuels in their municipal fleet. Various options for converting between 5 - 10% of the fleet were considered. Pure plant oil (PPO) was chosen, and in May 2003 Council employees were provided training by ELSBETT to convert 16 vehicles of the City Council fleet. In 2003, 17 vehicles were modified to run on PPO Three vehicles are now also running on biodiesel.
Regional/Local Green Procurement Initiatives
Within the CIVITAS Miracles frame the City of Cork has established so-called Green Fleet Procurement Models for public transport companies.
Regional Information Sources