Virent Energy Systems: Partnership With Shell Brings First “Biogasoline” Plant

Shell and Virent Energy Systems, Inc., that production has started at the world’s first biogasoline plant.

The Madison, Wisc., facility converts plant sugars into gasoline instead of ethanol, making it usable in standard gasoline engines. The technology isn’t ready for primetime but it’s another major biofuel investment by Shell that could yield fruit in coming years, said Luis Scoffone, Vice President of Alternative Energies at Shell.

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