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Volkswagen, Amyris, Solazyme Team To Promote Automotive Use Of Renewable Fuels

Volkswagen of America, Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG (VOW.BE,VLKAF.PK,VKW.L), announced partnerships with Solazyme (SZYM) and Amyris to evaluate emissions reductions and demonstrate the performance of TDI Clean Diesel technology when powered by advanced biodiesel and renewable diesel fuel.

Under the respective agreements, Volkswagen will provide both companies with two products each, the new 2012 Passat TDI and 2012 Jetta TDI, in order to closely examine the effects that the fuels produced by Amyris and Solazyme will have on Volkswagen clean diesel technology and the environment.

The 12-month evaluation period will equip Volkswagen engineers with valuable data that will aid in the ongoing enhancement of TDI Clean Diesel technology and help the brand to develop more efficient, cleaner burning diesel powertrains for future products.

by RTT Staff Writer

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