Posted by Jeepin on 2008/7/5 18:25:47 (1913) reads
Ok, so the fact that their test vehicle was a Jeep really has no bearing on the results, I just thought it was cool that they were using a Jeep as their test mule.
"South San Francisco, Calif. – June 11, 2008 – Solazyme announced today that SoladieselRDTM , a microalgae-derived renewable diesel, has passed American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D-975 specifications. SoladieselRDTM is the first algal-based renewable diesel to meet these standards.
In a 100% blend, SoladieselRDTM has been road tested in a factory standard 2005 Jeep Liberty diesel. The fuel’s chemical composition is identical to that of standard petroleum based diesel, and SoladieselRDTM is fully compatible with the existing transportation fuel infrastructure. Having fewer particulate emissions, SoladieselRDTM also has a more desirable environmental footprint than standard petro-diesel. In addition, it meets the new ASTM ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) standards."
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Posted: 2008/7/6 14:09 Updated: 2008/7/6 14:09
Just popping in
From: Houston, Texas
Re: Jeep Liberty CRD Helps Test Algae-Based Diesel Fuel
Very cool to see algae-based biofuels getting more attention. The Jeep CRD platform (2.8 and 3.0) are awesome! And while regular petrol-diesel is more expensive than regular fuel, options such as algae-based biofuels and biodiesel are actually cheaper, and the environmental impact is significantly less than regular diesel and fuel options.
Let's hope more about these alternative fuel options continue to generate momentum.