Launch of a second generation biofuel project in France


Air Liquide is to supply key technologies needed to transform synthesis gas into biofuel as part of a CEA and CNIM project.

In light of the growing scarcity of oil resources, biofuels constitute an alternative solution, since they can serve as a complement to fossil fuels.

As part of its policy, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the European Union is ruling that renewable energy sources be increased to 10% of global fuel volume by 2020.

Unlike first generation biofuels, the production of second generation biofuels uses only the non-edible part of the plant.

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