Volkswagen tests new biodiesel


Volkswagen испытывает новый биодизельIn addition to the expert group of the project involved scientists from the University of Coburg.

The Volkswagen group has completed another stage of testing a new type of fuel – R33 BlueDiesel, a third consisting of “secondary” oil. The developers have stated that the use of a new kind of biodiesel fuel can reduce CO2 emissions by 20%.

A new kind of biodiesel R33 BlueDiesel a third of the substances obtained by industrial processing of depleted frying. “R” in the name of the fuel – the first letter of the English word regenerative (regenerative, recovered), 33 – share of “secondary” fuel of the total composition. According to the group, R33 corresponds to diesel fuel DIN EN 590 and is suitable for use as a standard fuel in modern diesel engines. 20% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to conventional diesel, makes it an attractive option for large fleets that want to reduce their impact on the environment, including Volkswagen, as the manufacturer of diesel vehicles.

Many trials R33 is the product of the company Shell Global Solutions in cooperation with Tecosol and Neste. For nine months, starting in January 2018, some employees have their own cars, new fuels for bath filling stations of the group “Wolfsburg”. Even R33 BlueDiesel used to test feed the Volkswagen factory in Salzgitter. The result of biodiesel you plan to use in other places.

“The reaction to the R33 BlueDiesel very useful for Volkswagen and its partner in the project. R33 BlueDiesel is particularly suitable for companies that use diesel cars, but want to minimize the impact on the environment. We are preparing for a significant increase in demand for diesel fuel from residual materials and advanced technology biofuels in the medium term. I hope that gas stations will also offer a R33 as a “green fuel” in near future”, – said the project leader Professor Thomas Race.


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