The DNA & ICE Cocktail

The European Union is set to allow the production of internal combustion engines (ICE) until 20235 if they run on carbon-neutral fuel.

Formula 1 has a deadline of 2030 to be carbon net zero.

A report from Oxford University observes that even if all new cars sold were electric, it would still take 15-20 years to replace the world’s fossil fuel car fleet.

Sustainable fuels for the motor car encircle a range of alternatives to fossil fuels.

Sustainable fuels incorporate biofuels like bioethanol, biodiesel, advanced biofuels, synthetic fuels, and e-fuels.

These fuel types are created utilising recycled carbon from biomass or directly from the atmosphere.

Using Renewable Energy sources like ammonia and hydrogen offers zero-emission options.

Good news for Classic Car owners: They now have access to sustainable fuel made from biofuel generated from agricultural waste.

But now chemical engineers have found a way to convert Carbon Dioxide to Carbon Monoxide.

Usually, large amounts of electrical assistance are required to achieve this conversion, which defeats the object and is incredibly expensive.

However, using DNA to tether a catalyst to an electrode is relatively inexpensive.

The researchers believe they can make other products, such as methanol and ethanol, by exchanging different catalysts.

Thank goodness for science. Turning ‘I don’t know’ into ‘I still don’t know, but with data.’

Renewable energy: Making sure our motoring is as clean as our conscience.