A partnership between Bosch, Shell and Volkswagen develops blue gasoline with 20% less CO₂ emissions, Auto News, ET Auto
New Delhi: After the R33 Blue Diesel, Bosch, Shell and Volkswagen have now developed a low-carbon gasoline called Blue Gasoline, which contains up to 33% renewable energy, ensuring reduced carbon emissions of ‘at least 20% per km driven. Shell will offset the remaining carbon emissions from the use of blue gasoline through certified offset agreements. Their original plan is to make fuel available at regular service stations throughout the year from Germany.
Blue Gasoline fuel complies with EN 228 / E10 and exceeds it in key parameters such as storage stability and boiling behavior. High quality additives also keep the engine extremely clean and protect it against corrosion. The fuel can be distributed through the existing gas station network and it can be used in all new and existing vehicles for which Super 95 E10 gasoline has been approved, the company said in a statement.
“We are pleased to present this counterpart of the R33 Blue Diesel. With our new fuel, gasoline engines also take a big step forward in terms of sustainability, ”said Felix Balthasar, director of specialty fuels at Shell.
Uwe Gackstatter, President of Bosch Powertrain Solutions, said: “On the path to climate-friendly mobility, we need to ensure that no technical opportunities are left untapped, starting with electromobility and ending with fuels. renewable. Every bit of CO₂ we save can help us meet our climate goals. “
Sebastian Willmann, Head of Internal Combustion Engine Development at Volkswagen, said: “Blue gasoline is another cornerstone for effectively reducing CO₂ emissions from the fleet. The high storage stability of Blue Gasoline makes the fuel particularly suitable for use in plug-in hybrid vehicles. In the future, the expansion of charging infrastructure and larger batteries will mean that these vehicles will run primarily on electric power and therefore fuel will be able to stay in the fuel tank for longer periods of time. “
In the Blue Gasoline project, the three partners jointly defined the specification of the fuel to be achieved, taking into account engine requirements and durability. Bosch will launch Blue Gasoline at its company’s service stations this month, starting at its Schwieberdingen site, with roll-out to the company’s gasoline stations at its Feuerbach and Hildesheim sites scheduled for 2021. The supply of classic Super 95 E10 gasoline will then be phased out.