Google Successfully Tests Breakthrough Biofuel

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Google Successfully Tests Breakthrough Biofuel

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 9:00am

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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been successfully testing a breakthrough biofuel at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The biofuel, made by California-based Cool Planet Energy Systems, is produced using a "carbon negative" process that actually removes carbon from the atmosphere during the course of production.

"Innovations in alternative fuels will be key in addressing growing climate change concerns," said Brendon Harrington, Google's Transportation Operations Manager. "We are thrilled to be a part of Cool Planet's field testing and believe that this product has the potential to make a significant impact on our future energy needs."

Google's test car, known as GRide, drove 2,400 miles around Google's campus using a blend of  Cool Planet carbon negative biofuel and regular gasoline. The test car blend met California's 2020 Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which mandates a 10% reduction in carbon intensity versus today's gasoline by 2020.

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