Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG acquire minority stakes in Choren Industries GmbH, with the primary goal being the widespread introduction of biomass to liquid (BTL) fuels, or SunFuels. The two auto makers have been working with the fuel supplier since 2002. BTL, produced from various feedstocks and plant materials, is a second-generation biofuel that does not compete with food crops and produces 90% fewer emissions than first-generation biofuels, VW says. Choren currently is building the ...

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