Gasoline of 100 octane made with water and CO2: how soon in your gas station?

we are increasingly convinced that, if we want to look with perspective on what the future holds, we have to assume that fossil fuels have an expiration date. Either for the end of oil, still seems very far away. Either by the aggravation of the problem of pollution, at the local level, and global warming greenhouse gases, at the global level. Either by the introduction of technologies, such as fuel battery, or the electric car, in the automotive industry; and the renewable energy generation, requiring that the extraction of oil simply is not the most cost-effective solution. And yet, according to many analysts, we have to assume that in the next few decades the internal combustion engines will continue to dominate the global car fleet. what if we could synthesize gasoline quality, “clean”, and without relying on oil?

The great problem of the synthetic fuels in which the production process is scalable and viable in economic and energy terms.

The dependency on oil not only has to worry about assume that some day you are exhausted, or because of the impact it carries the environment in its combustion, but also by how dependent is our economy of its production. There is more to see the movements that are taking place in the economies of the world in the last days, and weeks. The oil is so important that it can even influence the political decision-making of major importance.

to Synthesize fuel lab, a priori, it seems a miraculous solution to many problems. In any case, the biggest challenge in these moments is to climb the process, and finding a point at which the economic cost and energy to be viable, and you may find yourself with the peak oil that is predicted by the theory of Hubbert (see Wikipedia).

audi-gasolina-100-octanos-3The e-benzin Audi and Global Bioenergies is produced using water, hydrogen, CO2, and solar energy.

In may last year, Global Bioenergies announced that it had produced for the first time your own synthetic gasoline, with the support of Audi. A gas, which Audi called as “e-diesel”, of 100 octane, and completely free from sulphides and benzene, so that the combustion is very clean. What’s amazing, and almost magical for any uninitiated, who might think that behind it hides an ancient trick of alchemy, is that the production of this fuel is made using such common items as water, hydrogen, CO2, and solar energy.

Obviously, the future of this technology only makes sense if they meet several conditions. The first of them, that their production is scalable, and that can produce sufficient quantities for the supply of automobiles, or the industry. The second, which is a process of energy and economically viable. It makes No sense that the production of a tiny amount of fuel requires huge amounts of energy. The key to the process that would have started Global Bioenergies would be precisely in the production of e-diesel will employ renewable energies, and, in the process also will remove CO2 to achieve the neutrality in its greenhouse effect (i.e., the emissions that involves the combustion of this gasoline lab would already be neutralized in its production).

Another of the keys, and the aspects that matter most to the developers of this technology, is the guarantee that your gasoline lab will be free of the problems that until now were in other alternatives to oil, such as biofuels. In the great problem of the latter is none other than its high dependence on organic raw materials that can be employed as food. The food competes with the energy, and in this case fuel, is a huge problem, especially for the nations and populations that are at risk of famine.

audi-gasolina-100-octanos-2Audi has signed a new agreement to strengthen their relationship with Global Bioenergies and to facilitate the start of production of large amounts of its fuel synthetic.

is There a future in this e-benzin? While Audi is already testing the first synthetic fuels, Global Bioenergies, a few days ago it was confirmed that the brand of the four rings had endorsed a new agreement to be involved further in the project, and to facilitate Global Bioenergies start large-scale production of this fuel. Before the end of the year, Global Bioenergies already expects to have supplied large amounts of fuel, synthetic Audi.

Yet it is difficult to predict when it will begin the distribution of this fuel synthetic, of this gas in the laboratory. Audi is also working on other solutions, such as the production of e-diesel. In any case, you will not be the slightest doubt that beyond the hydrogen and the electric car, the fuels still have a future, thanks to research like this.

Source: Audi | Global Bioenergies
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