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Fuel made from Carbon Dioxide and water
« on: May 29, 2015, 04:01:20 pm »
Audi has created a project where they are making diesel fuel from carbon dioxide and water. The process releases oxygen as a byproduct. The process is 70% efficient from an energy input standpoint. This allows the creation of a net zero carbon emission fuel cycle with just an input of energy. This process is a winner on two fronts-- it creates a'normal' fuel that will work in any existing (diesel for now) vehicle. This gives the vehicle good range, power, etc. needed for practical driving (short range is a big disadvantage of electric vehicles). And the waste products from the vehicle's operation are reprocessed back into fuel. The fuel can be produced efficiently in large-scale plants, with green power (Solar, wind, nuclear, etc.) used to operate the process.

More details here:
http://www.scientificcomputing.com/news/2015/04/audi-succeeds-making-diesel-fuel-carbon-dioxide-and-water

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Re: Fuel made from Carbon Dioxide and water
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2015, 04:18:36 pm »
We need this! :o
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Re: Fuel made from Carbon Dioxide and water
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2015, 04:24:40 pm »
Eltur tìtxen si

This is really interesting and yes, very needed.

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Re: Fuel made from Carbon Dioxide and water
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 05:07:22 pm »
This is a great news! Audi has also an e-gas production plant in Germany that also uses CO2 and H2O to get methane.

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Re: Fuel made from Carbon Dioxide and water
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 05:26:20 pm »
Audi has also an e-gas production plant in Germany that also uses CO2 and H2O to get methane.
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Re: Fuel made from Carbon Dioxide and water
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2015, 04:05:20 am »
Why isn't this happening in the US?

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Re: Fuel made from Carbon Dioxide and water
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2015, 04:57:54 am »
About that e-gasplant:
http://www.audi.com/com/brand/en/vorsprung_durch_technik/content/2013/10/energy-turnaround-in-the-tank.html

Why isn't this happening in the US?
Well, not that e-gas thing, but acording their blog, they want to do something in New Mexico to get diesel and ethanol:
http://www.audi.com/content/com/brand/en/vorsprung_durch_technik/content/2013/10/a-new-era.html

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Re: Fuel made from Carbon Dioxide and water
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2015, 10:02:51 am »
Why isn't this happening in the US?
Because the oil companies don't want it to.
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