Audi developing synthetic fuels [video]


Audi is currently developing a method for producing synthetic gasoline and diesel by using CO2 that normally is pumped into the atmosphere. This would have to be a complex process that involves big transparent tubes filled with water that could measure up to 100 meters. Besides water, these tubes also contain genetically-modified cyanobacteria.

As a result of exposing these bacteria to CO2 and sunlight, Audi is capable of producing what they call e-ethanol (gasoline) and e-diesel. According to the German carmaker, a vehicle that runs on one of these two fuels will generate the same amount of CO2 as an EV.

If all things go according to the plan Audi will open a commercial plant for creating these two new types of fuel sometime in 2014.


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Tags audi fuel, audi synthetic fuel, e-diesel, e-ethanol, fuel, synthetic fuel