I just came across an article stating that Audi have just done something pretty awesome.
Using water, renewable energy and atmospheric CO2, they have generated a synthetic diesel.
Read the article here.
Personally, I see it as a much bigger deal than simply a cleaner, more efficient fuel, which of course it is.
It’s actually sequestration. Moreover, it’s sequestration with potentially strong market influences. It’s also sequestration that brings a cyclic relationship to our carbon-based fuel.
Given strong global leadership on it, there is even a potential for us to modify the atmospheric CO2 concentrations to counter long term climate trends that could impact us negatively. Through controlling what we burn or store, we would be able to influence our climate for our benefit.
I recognise that I might be getting carried away with this news. However, depending on how this story unfolds, it could be a genuine game changer.