Exciting news out of Chile this morning as Siemens Energy in partnership with Porsche and a dozen other international companies, have implemented a pilot project which is expected to yield an industrial-scale plant for making synthetic climate-neutral fuels. The cooperative says the first batch of e-fuels will be ready as early as 2022, producing around 130,000 liters of the stuff. That capacity can allegedly be ramped up to about 55 million liters by 2024, and ten times that in 2026. Porsche will be the primary customer for the e-fuels, though some will be distributed to energy companies AME, ENAP, and Enel.
Porsche plans to develop and test these fuels in the crucible of motorsport, running initial tests on race tracks and in long-term vehicle trials, potentially moving to series production cars shortly thereafter.