The unpalatable issues associated with automotive exhaust fumes and its resultant effects on the atmosphere had been a constant source of headache to the whole world because of the global warming and health implications.
This had spurred several companies into coming up with alternative sources of fuels for automobiles. Some weeks back, i reported about the Luxembourg company that just made a car that runs on air. Luxembourg Company About To Save The Earth As They Build An Air Powered Car
Now, automotive giant Audi, is also going to give the world another novel technology in this regard.
|Image courtesy of Carscoops|
According to Carscoops, in collaboration with Global Bioenergies, Audi announced Thursday its “e-benzin” is capable of a 100 RON octane rating, but is synthetic and burns cleanly. Not only is it free of petroleum products, but it lacks sulfur and benzene, again making sure it leaves a little environmental footprint. And that fuel is theoretically potent enough for even the most powerful car engines on the planet.
Audi says the basis for e-benzin is isobutene, which is produced by Global Bioenergies, and is made from renewable raw materials. But in the future, Audi says it wants this fuel to contain no biomass at all, instead being created from just, “water, hydrogen, CO2 and sunlight.”
For now, both companies will conduct lab and engine tests with this fuel to determine long-term prospects. But it could be an interesting road to go down, especially when disastrous oil spills are in the news again.
This when commercialized will be another cool way of saving our dear planet. Or maybe i also just buy myself a one-way ticket with other brave souls out of this planet. Just kidding ya know