In late June the company Isuzu and Euglena signed an agreement on joint study of the engine and fuel of green algae, which is considered the modern development of biofuels.
Worldwide first bus running on biofuels are green evgenovych algae began to ride in the Japanese metropolis Fujisawa. Fuel for the bus developed jointly by the Japanese manufacturer of trucks and buses Isuzu and company Euglena. "The bus is doing on 22 trips per day. We plan that in 4 years we will be able to create technology that allows you to use biofuels 100% produced from green algae. Currently, it accounts for 1%," said the adept of the press-service of the company.
According to the intentions, by 2018, the company expects to create the technology without additional load on the motor to use a biofuel, which will be 100% produced from green algae. For diesel vehicles today biofuels is considered more promising from among the likely environmental substitutes fuel and diesel fuel, for neither hydrogen nor electricity do not solve the main task - the possibility of race on huge distances without refueling, inform RIA Novosti.
However the disadvantage of such biofuels as before remains high overload the motor. If the ambitious project has been completed, the company will be able to offer to the market a new type of biofuel, which combines within itself all the advantages of this type.
It should be noted that the company Euglena 1st in the world managed to reach the cultivation of algae Euglena green on an industrial scale. Algae oil has substance, in consequence of this and attracted the attention of research workers as probable raw materials for biofuels, in addition, it contains chlorophyll and are able to absorb carbon dioxide. The launch of the first Charter bus on fuel from green algae has become a touchstone in the way of the project implementation.
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