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Natural Gas to Liquid Fuel to Reduce Diesel Emissions

Gas to Liquid technology converts natural gas to fuel that compares with diesel.

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Shell has been working for 30 years on technology to convert natural gas to a liquid form. This is NOT a renewable fuel, but it uses a more abundant form of petroleum resources -- natural gas. (NOTE: Less driving is still the best form of conservation.)

They're saying their new GTL fuel tested on a fleet of Volkswagen Golf cars in Berlin show that cars produce 91% less carbon monoxide emissions, 63% less hydrocarbons and 26% less particulates in their exhaust than if they'd been running on standard European diesel.

Now for real world testing...

A fleet of six water trucks ran a test in California and found reductions of 16% Nitrogen Oxide and 23% Particulate matter.

Shell's first GTL plant is set to open in Qatar by the end of the decade (2010).

More information:
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http://realenergy.shell.us



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