I found this interesting article about researchers at Audi, who have managed to create a synthetic gasoline. Audi in partnership with a French firm called Global Bioenergies have produced a synthetic fuel you may be able to run in your engine. It is called “E-Benzin” and according to Car and Driver it has no sulfur or benzene contaminants, making it a clean burning fuel. The two companies have already produced synthetic natural gas and synthetic diesel and have now developed a synthetic gasoline. Rather than moving away from the combustible engine Audi has been working on a clean burning fuel that can be used fuel these type of engines. Researchers report that they are working on modifying the fuel, so that it is made from nothing but water, hydrogen, sunlight and carbon dioxide. While you probably won’t see this at the pump any time soon, Audi and Global Bioenergies plan to build a plant in Germany to begin producing larger quantities of the synthetic fuel by 2016.
Researchers at Audi have managed to do something that at first blush sounds impossible, or at least, highly illogical: They’ve created a small batch of synthetic gasoline without using any petroleum whatsoever. And they’re working to tweak the process so they can create the fuel using nothing but water, hydrogen, sunlight, and carbon dioxide. Audi’sAudi Makes Synthetic Gasoline Using Zero Petroleum
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