Synthetic Fuel

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  1. SRT-Tom

    SRT-Tom Well-Known Member Super Moderator Article Writer

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    I recently read that Porsche is starting trials of synthetic fuel in 2022. Also, Audi has been in development of various eFuels with its own partners since 2009, with performance car OEMs like McLaren and Aston Martin.

    The fuel could be used in all of Porsche’s current internal combustion engines without any requirements to modify them. It will result in a significant reduction of CO2 output and will allow older cars to remain on the road without the need for any modifications to their engines while still benefiting from the same reduction in tailpipe emissions.

    This is not a new idea. In WW II, Germany developed a synthetic fuel capacity that was intended to replace imported or captured oil. Fuel was generated from coal, using either the Bergius process or the Fischer-Tropsch process.

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