Joule partners with Audi on renewable fuels program
Audi has partnered with Joule Unlimited to help commercialize renewable fuels produced without biomass.
Bedford, Mass.-based Joule Unlimited said Monday that it has launched a partnership with Audi AG that aims to help commercialize the firm's renewable ethanol and diesel fuels.
The announcement follows Joule's commissioning last week of its first demonstration plant, in New Mexico.
Joule has developed renewable fuels that are produced without biomass — from specially engineered photosynthetic bacteria, waste carbon dioxide, sunlight and water. The production method involves erecting solar converter systems across unused land.
Joule says the technology has the potential to decentralize the fuel industry, allowing fuel to be produced wherever the necessary elements are available.
Joule said it was chosen by Audi as its exclusive partner for the development of biologically-derived diesel and ethanol. Audi will assist by providing fuel testing and validation, lifecycle analysis and support for the Joule demonstration plant.
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