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Volkswagen Evaluating Amyris and Solazyme Biodiesel

12:57 PM MDT | March 21, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

 Volkswagen of America has partnered with Amyris (Emeryville, CA) and Solazyme (San Francisco) to evaluate emissions reductions and demonstrate the performance of biobased  diesel in TDI Clean Diesel engines. Under the terms of the deal, Volkswagen will provide Amyris and Solazyme each with a 2012 Passat and a 2012 Jetta with TDI technology and examine the effects of fuels produced by each company on the engines and on vehicle emissions for a period of 12 months. The data will aid in the ongoing advancement of TDI clean diesel technology...

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