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​A biofuel made of algae by 2018

Sustainable mobility

The Japanese company Euglena is developing a biofuel made from micro-algae, called euglena, with the goal of creating a functional fuel by 2018.

Euglena has just signed a partnership with Isuzu, the car manufacturer and utility vehicle specialists. But their project, called DeuSEL, is focused on producing vehicles capable of running on algae-based biodiesel and the fuel itself, which is cheaper to produce than ones based on colza or other plants.

Testing is already taking place: the bus that links the Isuzu factory in Fujisawa to the nearest train station is already running on DeuSEL.

Source: soonsoonsoon

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