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.
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.