News Digest Item
23 Aug 2017

“Synthetic fuels turn CO2 into a raw material”


The once illusory concept of a carbon-neutral combustion engine could soon become a reality, German car industry supplier Bosch says in a press release. With synthetic fuels - so-called “eFuels” - CO2 could become a valuable resource for making petrol, diesel or gas, Bosch argues. “Synthetic fuels can make gasoline- and diesel-powered cars carbon-neutral, and thus make a significant contribution to limiting global warming,” Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner says. According to the company's calculations, synthetic fuels used across Europe and accompanied by electrification of a part of the continent’s car fleet could save up to 2.8 gigatonnes of CO2, or three times Germany's total 2016 emissions.

Find the press release in English here.

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