Audi has announced a partnership with French biotechnology company Global Bioenergies. The announcement is part of Audi’s ongoing efforts to develop a drop-in biofuel (non-fossil fuel), with “e-gasoline” being of particular interest to the new alliance. Audi’s efforts to research e-gasoline join those to find alternatives to gas (e-gas) and diesel (e-diesel).
“We’re taking another step closer to carbon-neutral mobility with our partners at Global Bioenergies”, said Reiner Mangold, Head of Sustainable Product Development at AUDI AG. “We are supporting an innovative technology here which can be used to produce renewable fuel. This process does not create competition with food production and farmland.”
To note, Audi is currently operating a research facility for the production of e-ethanol and e-diesel with its partner Joule in Hobbs, New Mexico, while its e-gas plant in the area of Werlte, a municipality in Germany’s Lower Saxony, began feeding into the grid a few months ago, where synthetically produced gas is used to store electric surplus energy.