Porsche kicked off to construct the first factory for the production of eFuel. At the GP Ice Race in Zell am See, the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS and its Clubsport version powered by renewable gasoline have caused a stir.
Porsche uses renewable synthetic fuels (eFuels) in its vehicles to lower carbon emissions. For example, during the recent ice race in Zell am See, Austria, the GT4 RS models were powered by biofuel made of food waste products.
The company will produce eFuels in almost a CO₂-neutral manner at the new plant in Chile to use them primarily in its motorsport activities, and in Porsche models with combustion engines, including classic cars, in the future. According to Porsche, eFuel is “a solution for the sustainable operation of existing fleets”.
The pilot plant is a joint project called Haru Oni which involves Porsche, Siemens Energy, and other partners.
Using electricity generated from wind power, they will make synthetic raw gasoline at the facility, and process it into a standard-compliant gasoline fuel that is good for all gasoline engines. The plan is to produce annually 130,000 liters (34,000 gallons) of eFuels starting from this year.