The environmental challenge must be addressed and the growing effort on develop and produce zero CO2 fuels is a part of our common sustainable future. E-Fuels and BioFuels are a global and achievable path to decarbonize transportation on land, air, and sea.
Petrol and diesel are hydrocarbons – composed of hydrogen and carbon atoms. While conventional fuels are derived from oil, e-Fuels get their hydrogen from water and carbon from the air, with these elements then combined to mimic the structure of petrol, diesel and other oil-derived fuels. The energy used to create synthetic fuels can be renewable, and while burning them generates carbon dioxide (CO2), capturing carbon from the atmosphere during synthesis can offset this. eFuels can also be a smart way of storing energy generated by renewable sources during times of low demand. It`s actually liquefied storage of electricity.
There is a number of different e-fuels on the block, all with different fuel properties and areas of application. The future will tell if there is one winner or a number of winners depending on the sector. The more diversified the picture is, the more important it is to have a true multifuel engine concept.
Patentec`s patented engine architecture, The Linear Rod Technology (LRT), with variable geometric compression ratio, offers the key features to adapt multiple fuels in a fuel-efficient way. An engine that can operate with different compression ratios, depending on the fuels at hand. This unique feature gives the flexibility to adapt to a wide range of different e-Fuels that will be a part of our sustainable future.