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Audi is launching a strategic partnership with Global Bioenergies as the premium carmaker and the biotechnology company are developing the drop-in biofuel Audi e-gasoline.

The carmaker will work with the French biotechnology company to promote the development of non-fossil fuels. In addition to the Audi e-gas and e-diesel projects, the research into e-gasoline is part of Audi’s efforts to find alternative fuels.

e-gasoline is part of the overall Audi e-fuels strategy. Audi is already operating a research facility for the production of e-ethanol and e-diesel with its partner Joule in Hobbs, New Mexico. The Audi e-gas plant in Werlte began feeding into the grid a few months ago. Synthetically produced gas is used here to store electric surplus energy.

Reiner Mangold, Head of Sustainable Product Development at AUDI AG: “We’re taking another step closer to carbon-neutral mobility with our partners at Global Bioenergies. We are supporting an innovative technology here which can be used to produce renewable fuel. This process does not create competition with food production and farmland.”

The company’s model range currently includes 146 engine and transmission versions with CO2 emissions of less than 140 grams per kilometer (225.31 g/mile); 62 engine and transmission versions are even bellow 120 grams CO2 per kilometer (193.12 g/mile). Eleven engine and transmission versions even emit only 100 grams of CO2 or less per kilometer (160.93 g/mile).

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 - filed under Audi, News, Technology. Image credit: .
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