Mazda funds Japanese universities for microalgae biofuel research

September 15, 2019 |

In Japan, Autocar reports that Mazda is working on carbon-neutral biofuel by giving funding to the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Hiroshima University so researchers can look at genome editing and plant physiology, including microalgae specifically for biofuel.

Autocar reports that “Mazda anticipates a gradual transition to biofuel, if that path is taken, with both fuels coexisting for a period until engineered fuel usurps petrol.”

Mazda is also preparing to launch its first electric vehicle as it looks to alternative ways to lower the automobiles carbon footprint.

As reported in The Digest in November 2018, Mazda as well as several other car manufacturers are looking at algae as an alternative fuel for vehicles.

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