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Organization Name

Volkswagen AG

Case Story Title

SunFuel Strategy

Case Story Date

2006/03/27

Issues Addressed

  • Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8 - Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9 - Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

Case Story Category

Internalization Project

Countries of Impact

Germany

Case Description

Volkswagen developed a fuel and propulsion strategy as answer to the challenges of a sustainable mobility. Petrol and Diesel will continue to be optimised and complemented by synthetic fuels derived, for example, from natural gas. In the subsequent stage, these fuels will be produced from biomass. Synthetic fuels contain neither sulphur nor aromatics and have the potential to bring about substantial reductions in vehicle exhaust emissions of nitrous oxides and soot particles.Fuels from biomass and alternative propulsion systems need public perception and political support. This is the only way to realize their fast introduction.

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