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Old 04-27-2015, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Audi claims to have made a new diesel fuel......Opinions???
Audi have successfully made diesel fuel from carbon dioxide and water - ScienceAlert

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Old 04-27-2015, 04:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very interesting! I hope it is true.
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That's really cool. It sounds very energy intensive, splitting water always is, but if it's solar- or wind-based, it seems like the basis for 100% renewable fuel. And I love diesels.
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I too love diesels and hope this is viable.
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Seems like this would take an incredible amount of electricity to produce even a small amount of fuel. If that electricity were to come from renewable sources, as was mentioned above, it would be a step in the right direction at the very least. If even 1% of all the diesel we burned came from C02 that would be great for the economy and for the environment as well.

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I'd agree with UFO and kir kenix. It sounds very energy intensive. I find it a bit hard to believe it can be that cost competitive considering that fact, but European fuel prices are a lot higher than US fuel prices...
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