Audi scored one more successful research in the field of synthetic fuels: with collaboration partner Global Bioengeries, Audi developed a special first batch "e-benzin". This is a fuel, produced without the need of petroleum. It is a 100 per cent isooctane and has an octane rating of RON 100. Furthermore, because it doesn't contain sulfur or benzene the "e-benzin" burns really cleanly.

The high-grade fuel enables engines to high compression ratios for further improved efficiency. Audi will make further tests not only in the laboratory, but also in test engines on the road. It is soon expected, that Audi and Global Bioenergies will modify the process, so it will require only water, hydrogen, CO2 and sunlight. Ha, future is here!

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In fact, Global Bioenergies S.A. operates a plant for producing isobutene, which is one of the main basic materials for the Audi "e-benzin". The plant is placed in the French town of Pomacle, which near to Reims. The isobutene itself is produced from renewable materials, which is another good news. Furthermore, researchers at another plant, the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Process use hydrogen to transform the gasy isobutene into liquid. The mass production larger quantities will start in 2016.

It is so good to hear such news. It is wonderful to see brands like Audi to create not only wonderful vehicles, but also methods of efficient and environmentally friendly drive. We hope, that project like this one will be a standard soon!

Source: Audi