A motorcycle using E10 fuel has been successfully developed and trialled.
Nova Pangaea Technologies, the UK based clean tech company, carried out the experiment at its headquarters in Redcar.
The trial, which took place on 30 October, featured its REFNOVA process that converts agricultural residues into valuable products for biofuels.
CEO Sarah Ellerby said: “This is a significant milestone for Nova Pangaea, we have now proven that REFNOVA will produce viable products for biofuels, which are a critical part of the shift towards net zero.
“I’m really proud of our team for the hard work, determination and dedication that is going into our rapid development as a company. I’m also extremely grateful for the ongoing support from the Department for Transport whose grant funding was critical in our ability to reach this crucial milestone."
Ellerby added: “This is a significant part of the global energy transition - replacing fossil fuels to work towards net zero.”
The fuel was produced by the company's sustainable fuel partner, Coryton, at their base in Essex, UK.
Coryton’s commercial manager Luke Goldsmith said: “As the world continues to transition away from fossil fuels, the REFNOVA process could make a critical contribution to the target of net-zero emissions.”
Transport Minister Rachel Maclean added: “As part of our green print for the future of transport we’re committed to slashing emissions across all vehicles on our roads as we look to end our contribution to climate change by 2050.
“By supporting trials such as this we can take advantage of reduced CO2 emissions and this small switch to cleaner petrol will help drivers reduce the environmental impact of every journey, with us all benefitting from breathing cleaner air.”
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