10 June 2009 21:05 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Shell on Wednesday began selling gasoline blended with cellulosic ethanol at a service station in Canada, the first time a second-generation biofuel has been available at the pump, the company said.
Shell said it would continue to offer the product at an Ottawa service station for next the 30 days.
The second-generation biofuel was produced through a partnership between Shell and Canadian biotechnology firm Iogen Energy.
The two companies are partners in a 40,000 litre/month cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant in Canada.
The biofuel being sold was made from wheat straw and can offer up to 90% less lifecycle carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than gasoline, the company said.
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