31 Jan '13, 12pm

Report: Audi to produce e-gas, its own synthetic fuel using wind, solar and captured CO2

Report: Audi to produce e-gas, its own synthetic fuel using wind, solar and captured CO2

Complete Commitment to Renewable-Energy Revolution in Cars Ingolstadt; January 25, 2013 – The wheels of a dark green MAN-TGX truck tractor with semi-trailer very slowly start to move. It is just after nine p.m. and the sound of the 16.2-liter V8 engine fills the ice-cold air. In the days to come, this 680-horsepower engine must not only ensure the towing of nearly 150 metric tons. It also has to meet great expectations by helping pave a path to the mobility of tomorrow. Its precious cargo? A methanation reactor manufactured by MAN, a sister company of Audi. Upon arrival at its destination – Audi's e-gas plant – this reactor will play a starring role. After two police officers verify all the permits, the heavy-duty semi-trailer can finally depart – all 43 meters and 14 axles of it. At the wheel is Oliver Heisel. He cautiously depresses the gas pedal and the vehicle pulls aw...

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