Audi Mixes up the Very First Batch of its e-Diesel Fuel

Audi Mixes up the Very First Batch of its e-Diesel Fuel

Now Audi has finally cooked up its first batch of the solution and it went straight into an Audi A8 3.0 TDI Clean Diesel Quattro which ran fine after receiving it.

Audi Mixes up the Very First Batch of its e-Diesel Fuel


A little while back I reported about Audi developing a new type of diesel fuel known as e-diesel. Essentially the fuel is made from a mixture of Carbon dioxide and water that go through a series of complicated steps. Now Audi has finally cooked up its first batch of the solution and it went straight into an Audi A8 3.0 TDI Clean Diesel Quattro which ran fine after receiving it. It’s impressive that Audi is simply taking CO2 pulled from the air, mixing it with water and generating a very clean diesel solution.


The benefits of the solution

This e-diesel solution doesn’t have any bad smells and it won’t cover vehicles with soot. It’s very clean and a real high quality fuel that could be used in vehicles around the world. It requires lots of energy to produce, but if created under the right circumstances it could be a very beneficial form of fuel that could do great things for the world.


The drawback

The major drawback to the process currently is that it isn’t very efficient. Elecrolysis has to be carried out on the water and this uses a high amount of electricity to do. There is also some energy expended to capture the CO2 from the air and processing requires even more electricity. While a great deal of energy is used to refine this fuel, even in its current inefficient state the process could be a good way to make use of excess solar, wind and hydro energy that is going to waste now.


First year of production

During the first year of production Audi only plans on making around 800 gallons of the e-diesel solution. That won’t go very far, but it will likely mostly be for testing purposes. After that point, if Audi is able to make the process more efficient the fuel is likely to become more common and may even make it to other countries over time. It’s a step forward, that could make diesel vehicles even more common and could virtually replace gasoline vehicles over time.


Future production plans

Audi is hoping that its fuel will be big over time, and it plans on trying to not only get its fuel used more widely around the world in the auto industry, but bring it to other industries as well. The fuel could help cut down on excess CO2 and while doing that produce a useful fuel with few wastes produced during the process.

Over time Audi is likely to make the process quite a bit more efficient. From there production will probably increase and it wouldn’t be that surprising to see the e-diesel fuel being sold in a more widespread region over time.

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