Alternatives to fossil fuels are one of the solutions to reduce CO2 emissions and can be an interesting option during the period of transition to electric.
If it is true that the electric cars are spreading more and more, thanks to the fact that their use does not involve emissions, it is equally true that significant quantities of greenhouse gases and in the electricity generation processes necessary for their functioning, both for production same as the cars. In view of the stop to the sale of endothermic engines in 2035 under consideration by the European Union, alternative and sustainable solutions are being sought. For this reason, research and tests on the so-called «biofuels»an interesting solution for contain emissions and keep traditional cars in circulation.
Proof of facts
If you want to indeed think of a method to reduce emissions at the same time don’t force millions of people to replace their cars the path of producing ecological fuels could be a viable option. The Sustain 100% by Coryton Advanced Fuel Ltd for example, it is a second generation fuel, produced from agricultural waste and crop waste. And the compatibility with traditional engines? The English company led a test using the latest version of the Mazda MX-5the best-selling roadster in the world, with 184 horsepower 2.0 engine.
Road tests and in competitions
The journey through England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, covered a distance of 1,000 miles (1,600 km) using fuel Sustain 100% and without any modifications having been made to the Mx-5. The test proved to be a success not only due to the absence of mechanical problems, but also from the point of view of the consumeas the recorded average was 6.2 liters per 100 kilometres, a figure close to that recorded with conventional petrol. Coryton’s “bio-fuels” are the result of years of research and have also been used by the Prodrive team at the last edition of the Dakara grueling race which saw two of their vehicles finish second and fourth, proving that using sustainable fuels does not necessarily mean a loss of performance, so much so that even in Formula 1 all cars will be running on biofuels by 2026.
Biofuels, a concrete answer?
According to a study by the British government, switching to a sustainable fuel could still reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 80%eliminating 130 million tonnes of CO2 in Europe by 2030, almost the same amount produced by 33 coal-fired power plants in one year.
December 18, 2022 (change December 18, 2022 | 09:42)
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