Audi have created a small batch of synthetic gasoline without using any petroleum whatsoever.And they’re working to tweak the process so they can create the fuel using nothing but water, hydrogen, sunlight, and carbon dioxide, Car and driver blog reports.
The synthetic fuel that can be used like traditional petrol but without the harmful sulphur or hydrocarbon emissions.
The new fuel called 3-benzin is a significant breakthrough, a cleaner alternative to petrol .
An Audi spokesperson says the experiment has only produced a small amount of the fue, “think liters, not tanker trucks—and the next step is to test its performance in internal combustion engines in a lab setting. “
It’s a line of experimentation that Audi has been particularly focused on, having recently figured out how to synthesize diesel fuel from water and CO2 and operating a production facility that makes synthetic methane out of water, hydrogen, and CO2 to fuel the CNG-powered A3 Sportback g-tron.