The two organizations announced that they have started the construction of the eFuels production facility with the aim of producing approximately 550 million liters of fuel by 2026.
“Haru Oni” may go into production next year.
Dubbed “Haru Oni,” the project was announced at the end of 2020. A few months later, Porsche and Siemens Energy, a German sustainable energy company, said they had begun construction of an eFuels production facility in Punta Arenas in the south. Chile. After receiving environmental permits by Highly Innovative Fuels, both parties are now making a wish. Produce the world’s cheapest hydrogen and plans to make Chile almost the first exporting country of this synthetic fuel. carbon neutral. User will be Porsche The first of eFuelsfirst in the motorsport fleet and in experience centers before expanding their use to production vehicles.
“We are implementing one of the most exciting projects in the energy industry for the future and advancing the decarbonisation of the mobility sector. This means that we are making a significant and rapidly effective contribution to reducing CO emissions.2nd in the traffic and transport sector” Armin Schnettler, vice president of new energy at Siemens Energy, said.
The wind-powered production process was briefly described in a Porsche press release. First, electrolyzers will use wind energy to split water into oxygen and green hydrogen. Then CO2nd It is filtered through the air and combined with green hydrogen to produce synthetic methanol, which is then converted into eFuels. Production start mid 2022 set out with the target of producing 130,000 liters of e-fuel next year, 55 million liters by 2024 and 550 million liters by 2026.
Porsche is against the projects of rival manufacturers.
If the driver launched the marketing of the 100% electric Taycan two years ago, Porsche does not intend to give up thermal systems. “eFuels will reduce CO emissions by up to 90%2nd combustion engine fossil” He supported Michael Steiner, Member of the Porsche AG Research and Development Board. It’s a strategy that goes against the brand’s commitments to position itself against its rivals, such as Mercedes, Bentley and Jaguar.‘only electricity a few years from now.
Porsche therefore preserves its conventional engines and green fuels It replaces gasoline, diesel and even LPG. As announced by the European Commission, despite the end of sales of thermal cars by 2035, the brand is developing alternative solutions to electricity, a sector it represents. 17% of Porsche sales in 2020.