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Motor manufacturer announces bio-ethanol trials

Wed, 06 Feb 2008
Trials of a new bio-ethanol fuel are to be carried out by Nissan from April 1st, the firm has announced.

Bio-ethanol energy comes from soybean and sugar-cane extracts and cuts CO2 emissions, making it environmentally friendly.

Nissan will test the feasibility of the E10 fuel, which contains a ten per cent bio-ethanol mix, from April 1st at a test site in Tokachi, Hokkaio.

This is part of the motor manufacturer's plan to reduce its emissions worldwide by the end of the decade.

"[It] is in line with its Nissan Green Program 2010 mid-term environmental plan, aimed at developing new technologies, products and services that can lead to real-world reductions in vehicle CO2 emissions, cleaner emissions, and recycling of resources," Nissan stated.

Last week, Nissan announced a 7.3 per cent drop in sales for January 2008 compared to figures produced by the firm one year earlier.ADNFCR-1081-ID-18456818-ADNFCR


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