German Federal Minister of Education and Research puts the first 5 litres of E-Diesel made of Co2 and water into her state car an Audi, as the company announced a breakthrough in the development of the synthetic diesel. “This synthetic diesel, made using CO2, is a huge success for our sustainability research. If we can make widespread use of CO2 as a raw material, we will make a crucial contribution to climate protection and the efficient use of resources, and put the fundamentals of the “green economy” in place,” the minister explained.
For the project Audi have partnered with German start-up Sunfire who specialise in developing energy conversion products for customers.
Having a sustainable carbon neutral fuel which tackled the Co2 problem at the same time would make a real difference to climate change. Audi have been working on the fuel’s development since 2009 at the recently completed facility close to Dresden. As to when you will be able to tank up on the new e-fuel in your local station, Audi say they will begin turning out 3,000 litres of the fuel over the next few months so it may be a while. We love solutions, especially when they take us in the right direction.