Amyris Completes VW Renewable Diesel Demo Program

By Chemical Processing Staff

Jul 07, 2015

Amyris, Inc., the industrial bioscience company, successfully completes a diesel demonstration program with Volkswagen of America, Inc. designed to test the commercial readiness of Amyris renewable diesel and its ability to enhance VW's advanced diesel technology. The collaboration included evaluating emissions reductions and demonstrating performance of Volkswagen's existing TDI Clean Diesel technology using advanced renewable diesel fuel.

Utilizing vehicles provided by VW in real-world driving conditions, the two-year-long program to assess the results reinforces the company's data that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were reduced by more than 60% on a well-to-wheel basis when using Amyris's No Compromise renewable diesel, according to the company. The program reportedly demonstrates fuel economy that was similar to or improved over petroleum-based fuels, together while maintaining outstanding engine performance under a variety of conditions.

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