Mercedes-Benz fleet at Clariant's sunliquid® demonstration plant for production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues.

Waste not, want not.

Mercedes-Benz fuelled by petrol made from agricultural waste.

  • Waste not, want not.

  • Super-grade fuel on natural basis.

    The pilot project fills tanks with a new biofuel: sunliquid20 is super-grade fuel with 20 percent cellulosic ethanol. Special attribute: The fuel is produced using agricultural waste such as straw. For the next twelve months the vehicles of the Mercedes-Benz test fleet can be refilled with the new fuel at an internal petrol station in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim which was put up especially for this project. With an octane rating (RON) of more than 100, the fuel guarantees a high level of efficiency. The necessary technical development has been going on for some time at Mercedes-Benz: “Our main task is to shape solutions for sustainable mobility of the future.

    The Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

    We see great potential in second generation biofuels with regards to sustainability and reduction of greenhouse gases,” explains Peter Lueckert, Director for Engines, Powertrains and Fuel Injection at Daimler AG.