Synthetic Fuels

SCheiderA Strong Case for Alternative Fuels

“There is enormous potential in synthetic fuels”, says Mahle CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider. It is a known fact that combustion gngines with synthetic fuels can significantly help to reduce CO2!

Why is the money squandered on price reductions for e-mobility vehicles rather than injecting the money into R&D for producing synthetic fuels at a reasonable price, one may well wonder. At last there is a CEO who resolutely speaks in favour of alternative synthetic fuels!

Here is an excerpt from Scheider’s speech on account of yesterday’s Annual Report:

“In the long term, synthetic fuels even facilitate CO2-neutral individual mobility with the combustion engine too, since they bind just as much CO2 during production as they later emit during combustion.

MAHLE is therefore making the case in the industry and in politics for the effective promotion of alternative fuels — that is to say, synthetically produced fuels, ethanol, and CNG. Alternative fuels constitute the fastest route to reducing CO2 in the transportation sector.

At the same time, no major interventions in the supply infrastructure would be necessary. Furthermore, they also represent a long-term solution to producing climate-friendly commercial vehicle powertrains.”