Porsche Racing Cars Use Green Synthetic Gasoline

Do you believe that air+water=gasoline? And this green synthetic gasoline has also passed the test of Porsche racing oil.

A few days ago, the Haru Oni demonstration project in Chile,

which was jointly completed by enterprises affiliated with Sinopec,

produced green synthetic gasoline and passed the test of Porsche racing oil.

On the same day, the Porsche team filled with green gasoline produced by the methanol to gasoline (FMTG) unit set out from Ponta Arenas and drove all the way to Natales,

successfully completing the long-distance live road test of FMTG gasoline,

and all indicators of gasoline met the requirements of the car.

Porsche racing cars

This marks that the Chilean project has successfully completed all the work tasks agreed upon in the contract,

such as guiding installation, process, and operation training, guiding commissioning, start-up, and device operation.

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The production process of this green synthetic gasoline

synthetic gasoline

In short

They use water and wind energy to produce green hydrogen

Recovery of carbon dioxide from the air

After methanol synthesis

Reproduce green gasoline

This is the first global output

Qualified green synthetic gasoline

Step 1

Wind energy → green electricity → electrolytic water → green hydrogen

53 ° S and 70 ° W. In the Magellan region of Chile at the southern end of South America, the desolate and barren Patagonia Plateau is rich in green energy – strong wind, with a single wind direction and stable wind speed.

It is estimated that the power generation in Magellan can reach 7 times of the current national power generation in Chile.

Therefore, the Chile HIF Haru Oni demonstration project chose to build a factory here.

3.4 MW wind turbine

3.4 MW wind turbine

Unlike gray or blue hydrogen produced by fossil fuels, the project uses proton exchange membrane (PEM) technology to convert wind energy into green hydrogen through electrolytic water.

Step 2

Air → capture carbon dioxide

The project uses global thermostat (GT) direct air capture equipment to capture carbon dioxide. This process only consumes steam and electricity and does not produce emissions or other sewage.

Step 3

Hydrogen+carbon dioxide → methanol

Green hydrogen and carbon dioxide are mixed, and methanol is generated through a catalyst reaction.

According to the official website of the project,

it is estimated that the output of methanol will initially reach about 750000 liters per year by 2022. By 2027,

it will be officially put into commercial use and is expected to produce 1 million tons of green methanol annually.

Step 4

Methanol → synthetic gasoline

Methanol is vaporized and superheated through the heat exchanger and then enters the fluidized bed reactor to convert it into hydrocarbon fuel and water.

In 2014, ExxonMobil and Refining Engineering Group signed a strategic cooperation agreement to develop FMTG process technology jointly. Seven years later, FMTG technology was finally applied in Chile,

and South America, for the first pilot demonstration.

Complete the demonstration project in the business mode of EPCC general contracting.

FMTG process technology

The project uses the fluidized bed methanol-to-gasoline (FMTG) process engineering technology and ExxonMobil patented catalyst technology jointly developed by ExxonMobil and Sinopec Refining and Chemical Engineering Corporation,

as well as the FMTG pilot plant designed by Sinopec to convert green methanol into synthetic gasoline.

At present, the scale of the demonstration unit in Phase I of the project is 130000 liters of synthetic gasoline annually.

The overall project plan is divided into two steps. The first step is to plan to produce 55 million liters of synthetic gasoline annually by 2025.

The second step is to produce more than 550 million liters of synthetic gasoline annually by 2027.

The energy required for each of the above production stages comes from zero-carbon energy.

The whole production chain is almost completely carbon neutral.

That is, after the production of these fuels, the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere does not increase.

Therefore, this synthetic gasoline is true “carbon neutral” gasoline.

On December 20, 2022, the project produced “green gasoline” that realizes carbon neutrality.

Green synthetic gasoline

After the first bucket of green synthetic gasoline was filled in the Porsche conventional power racing car,

the first successful demonstration was completed at the project celebration ceremony of the whole plant.

It is reported that this project is a net zero-carbon project for the Chilean government to implement the hydrogen energy development strategy and promote carbon neutrality innovatively.

At the same time, it is also the first demonstration application of fluidized bed methanol to gasoline (FMTG) process engineering technology that Chinese enterprises participate in research and development in the “Belt and Road” countries.

The completion and operation of the Phase I demonstration project will lay a solid foundation for the construction of the Phase II commercial plant project.

Green synthetic gasoline

Green synthetic gasoline

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