Shell, Virent work on green gasoline alternative

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LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) - Oil company Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Wednesday it was working with U.S. biosciences firm Virent Energy Systems to produce a gasoline alternative from non-food crops that would reduce CO2 emissions without driving up food prices. Shell said in a statement that unlike ethanol, currently the main biofuel alternative to gasoline, the fuel it and Virent aim to develop will be able to run in existing vehicles without the need to modify their engines. Today's ...

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