9 Jul, 2016 @ 11:10
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The first Volkswagen car to run purely on algae biogas has been unveiled in Spain

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car runs on algaeVOLKSWAGEN has unveiled algae powered car, The Up!

The vehicle’s biogas is created at the Wastewater treatment plant in Chiclana, Cadiz.

The microalgae feeds on organic wastewater that’s sent to the facility for treatment, creating a methane gas that can be collected and converted into energy.

The two-door car can run on compressed natural gas as well as biogas, and generates zero emissions.

Frank Rogalla, director of technology & innovation, Aqualia, said: “For the first time in the history of humanity a car will be fueled with a full batch of algae biogas. This is the culmination of five years of hard work and a very proud moment for Aqualia.”

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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