Synthetic Petrol from Chemnitz

CAC Engineering GmbH Chemnitz has developed a market-ready process to produce synthetic petrol from hydrogen and CO2. More than 45,000 litres of "green" petrol have already been produced in a plant developed jointly with the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

Europe's largest plant for the production of almost CO2-free petrol is operated by CAC at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. (Source: CAC Engineering GmbH)

All technical requirements are in place in order to bring it immediately up to industrial scale. Automobile manufacturers and developers of automobile technology have tested the fuel extensively at test facilities and in fleet tests. It successfully completed an exceptional endurance test during the 24-hours race at the Nürburgring. A Toyota team secured a podium place in the “Alternative Fuels” category with a fuel that is based on the CAC fuel. In all types of applications, the e-fuel from Saxony got excellent test results.

It can be used right away in vehicles with spark ignition engines and replace the fossil fuel. It is also possible to use it as an admixture. When used, it is neither necessary to make technical adjustments to the vehicle nor to the current refueling infrastructure. The chemistry and process engineering experts from Chemnitz are working on applying their knowledge to entrench future sustainable fuels in additional mobility sectors. For example, it is possible to also produce synthetic kerosene from green hydrogen with a new type of CAC technology.

CAC Engineering GmbH, Chemnitz