Audi e-gas: tests with renewable gasoline


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Audi e-gas produced using renewable energy sources, without petroleum. This synthetic fuel that contains no sulfur or benzene, and gives a cleaner combustion.

In addition to e-diesel and e-gas are watching Audi also to e-gas. In a laboratory in Leuna (Saxen-Anhalt) has the manufacturer together with Global Bioenergies S. A. 60 litres of the stuff produced. This stock e-gas on the basis of biomass can now be tested in an engine. The synthetic fuel is not a fossil fuel. So there was no oil to pass to the production. The engineers have, in fact, liquid iso-octane is created. There are several steps needed. The biomass is first transformed into gaseous isobutene (C4H8). That is then converted to iso-octane (C8H18) by hydrogen to add to it.


In contrast to classical gas contains the stuff no sulfur or benzene. The klopwerende potential of the product has the advantage that the efficiency of the engine increases. The staff of the project want the production process to customize now. They want the basis of biomass, the deletion and only work with CO2 and hydrogen from renewable sources. Thus the CO2-balance of e-gasoline is still improving. If it ever cost-effective and large-scale feasible, then it can together with e-diesel, the internal combustion engine help to take a stand against electric solutions.