UPDATE 1-Shell, Virent work on green gasoline alternative

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(Adds background, detail) By Tom Bergin LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) - Oil company Royal Dutch Shell Plc and U.S. bioscience firm Virent Energy Systems are to research 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 ...

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