Audi engineers have created a new clean super fuel.
Engineers from Audi have created a new type of fuel which will hopefully help the world reduce its carbon footprint.
In the quest for a fuel that is kinder to the environment that both petrol and diesel, they have cracked the refinement process to make ‘blue crude’.
The product has a similar make-up to other fossil fuels, but produces no sulfur or aromatics it does not produce any soot when it burns.
The amount of fossil fuels that world gets through every year and the environment is a real problem, and it keeps getting bigger. Despite warning from many of the world’s global leader as well as environmentalists, major companies who need to transport large amounts of goods are showing no signs of being dissuaded from the amount of trucks they send out on the roads every day.
Because the world seems unable to quell the amount of vehicles that are on the roads, the only solution seems to be to create green fuels, but until now scientists have have only minimal success.
This is why the breakthrough from Audi could be a real changing point in fuel history.
The idea was first proposed in the 1920’s, known as the Fischer-Tropsch process, but until now has never been able to produce decent fuel worth using, due to the fact the process has never been performed as such high temperatures.
The process involves heating water to the extremely high temperature of 1472 degrees farenheit. The steam is then broken up into hydrogen and oxygen with the use of electric currents. Then carbon dioxide is also broken down into carbon monoxide and this is mixed with the hydrogen to produce ‘blue crude’.
The clean energy company responsible for making the first successful batch of blue crude say that it has a 70% energy efficiency.