Tag: Volkswagen

Volkswagen’s Pen Hybrid LabFactory developing biobased car materials of the future

Volkswagen’s Pen Hybrid LabFactory developing biobased car materials of the future

November 22, 2021 |

In Germany, a research association between science and companies, Volkswagen is working on the car materials of the future: Innovations based on cellulose and mushrooms (biological polymers) could soon replace leather and help protect the climate.  Stepping into the “Open Hybrid LabFactory” (OHLF) on the outskirts of Wolfsburg for the first time is a bit […]

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Volkswagen do Brasil, Raízen and Shell announce decarbonization partnership

Volkswagen do Brasil, Raízen and Shell announce decarbonization partnership

November 2, 2021 |

In Brazil, Volkswagen do Brasil, Raízen and Shell announced a partnership to decarbonize the automotive sector. The agreement includes a series of initiatives, mainly encouraging the use of ethanol, combined with a complementary strategy between electric, hybrid and flex cars, the installation of charging stations for the brand’s electric cars, and the supply of renewable […]

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Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen develop new low-carbon gasoline

Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen develop new low-carbon gasoline

May 4, 2021 |

In Germany, following on from R33 Blue Diesel, Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen have now come up with a low-carbon gasoline. Their new fuel, called Blue Gasoline, similarly contains up to 33 percent renewables, ensuring a well-to-wheel reduction in carbon emissions of at least 20 percent per kilometer driven. This means a fleet of 1,000 VW […]

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GoodFuels to supply Volkswagen with biofuel for its car carrier segment

GoodFuels to supply Volkswagen with biofuel for its car carrier segment

November 26, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, GoodFuels and Volkswagen Group have successfully started their partnership in supplying GoodFuels’ advanced Bio-Fuel Oil (MR1-100 or BFO) at Vlissingen, the Netherlands – another major step for sustainable shipping in the car carrier segment. The Depth RoRo carrier Patara was bunkered with 100% GoodFuels’ Bio-Fuel Oil, which reduced the vessel’s CO2 emissions […]

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VW’s R33 BlueDiesel in-house testing successful with 20% CO2 savings

VW’s R33 BlueDiesel in-house testing successful with 20% CO2 savings

December 3, 2018 |

In Germany, Volkswagen has been testing the newly developed R33 BlueDiesel fuel at its in-house filling station in Wolfsburg since January 2018. The innovative fuel enables CO2 savings of at least 20 percent compared to conventional diesel thanks to the use of biofuels. It also enables major customers to achieve climate protection goals with their […]

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Volkswagen’s emissions boo boo helps to pay Missouri’s biodiesel fund debt

Volkswagen’s emissions boo boo helps to pay Missouri’s biodiesel fund debt

October 24, 2016 |

In Missouri, Volkswagen’s settlement with several states over its emissions cheating scandal is being put to good use in part by funding the $3 million deficit in the biodiesel producers fund. Making good on the fund’s debt had been set for next year’s budget but then slashed, a move the governor was strongly criticized for. […]

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Volkswagen teams with Shell to convince EU the way to decarbonize transport

Volkswagen teams with Shell to convince EU the way to decarbonize transport

April 28, 2016 |

In Belgium, Volkswagen has teamed with Shell on a new report by Roland Berger promoting a policy path forward towards a European transport market that achieves environmental and GHG goals set at the COP21 meeting in Paris through the use of biofuels rather than the current trend towards electric vehicles. The integrated roadmap for 2030 […]

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VW’s NOxGate scandal: What did Germany know and when did they know it?

VW’s NOxGate scandal: What did Germany know and when did they know it?

September 23, 2015 |

A 6-year Volkswagen scheme to defraud emissions regulators on NOx emissions, uncovered by the US Environmental Protection Agency and disclosed publicly in recent days, is leading to more investigations. The German Government is denying reports that it “knew about VW emissions rigging but did nothing to stop it” according to a report in the UK’s Daily […]

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Volkswagen NOxGate probe widens

Volkswagen NOxGate probe widens

September 22, 2015 |

A 6-year Volkswagen scheme to defraud emissions regulators, uncovered by the US Environmental Protection Agency and disclosed publicly in recent days, has caught the eye of other countries and stakeholders around the world. In France, Finance Minister Michel Sapin called for an EU-wide investigation. Meanwhile, the Swiss Federal Roads Office and regulators in South Korea have […]

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Short Takes in Biofuels for April 29: UPM, Volkswagen, renewable diesel

Short Takes in Biofuels for April 29: UPM, Volkswagen, renewable diesel

April 29, 2013 |

What Do I Absolutely Need to Know About… UPM and VTT, wood-based diesel and Volkswagen cars. UPM, VTT and VV-Auto Group will start fleet tests of renewable domestic diesel next month Biofuel will be produced by UPM, fleet tests will be coordinated by VTT and cars will be supplied by VV-Auto Group (which imports and […]

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