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Synthetic Gasoline (E-Fuels). Produced with the CAC technology from three components: Electricity, Water, CO2. Completely without fossil fuels. Gained from renewable energies, the gasoline can be produced in a CO2-neutral manner.

Ready for immediate use

Car manufacturers are conducting tests and have already determined: the synthetic fuel fulfils all of the necessary characteristics of a high-octane fuel. The existing infrastructure remains - up to the gas station.

CO2-neutral

The core objective of CO2 reduction is fulfilled with the CAC technology and the innovativeness of the engineers. And there is more: excess carbon dioxide has a use and is extracted directly from industrial plant or from the air.

Power-To-X – Power The Future

The fuel of the future:
Up to 90% fewer CO2 emissions through E-fuels

„Using carbon dioxide as the basis for the manufacture of synthetic fuel is a unique selling point of the CAC technology.“
(Stephan Schmidt, Product Manager for Synthetic Fuels at CAC)

„Synthetic fuels are the future of mobility“
(Dr. Mario Kuschel, Head of Research & Development at CAC)

Synthetic Fuel

environ­mentally-friendly, inexhaustible and CO2-neutral:

Practical test confirms quality: the most important process stage in the manufacturing chain is the transformation of the methanol extracted from carbon dioxide and hydrogen into gasoline. In the demonstration plant at TU Bergakademie Freiberg CAC has already produced more than 16,000 liters of the green gasoline. Filled and sent to car manufacturers for fleet trials, the practical applicability of the fuel has been confirmed. Both the quality of the gasoline and the technical plant design enable realization on a large industrial scale, thereby implementing the sustainability goals of the German government (RED II) with immediate effect.

C3-Mobility: the research and development work is supported by the federal government and the Free State of Saxony. More than 50 percent of the cost was met by the company’s own funds.

The technology is ready for market!

The synthetic fuel is the new, sustainable energy and future source of propulsion for transport, agriculture, industry and heat generation.

To cover the complete process chain from power-to-X we are collaborating with renowned industrial co-operation partners. Parallel to this, we are also working with a well-known refinery operator to investigate the integration of gasoline synthesis using CAC technology into an existing complex. In addition, in the scope of the KEROSyN100 joint research project CAC is working with the University of Bremen and the refinery in Heide near Hamburg to develop a technology for the manufacture of synthetic kerosene.

manufactured from the three components

Synthetic Fuel from Electricity, Water and CO2

For a model project, CAC has developed and simulated an entire process chain, including power generation from wind and hydroelectric power. The CO2 is separated via carbon capture. The necessary hydrogen is extracted from completely normal water using the electrolysis process. The goal of the project is to produce a synthetic, high-octane fuel that is CO2-neutral. The idea of utilizing surplus CO2 to manufacture fuel transforms an unwanted by-product into a desirable commodity. Industrial companies with high CO2 emissions would not need to release the carbon dioxide into the environment, but could instead incorporate it directly into the power generation cycle as raw material.

The synthetic fuels manufactured in the
demonstration plant are CO2-neutral!

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The first tests of car manufacturers using various vehicles confirm that the synthetic fuel fulfils the required application properties. As a market launch would only involve a minor alteration of the composition of the fuel and increase the proportion of synthetic fuel, the existing infrastructure up to the end consumer could remain in place at filling stations – ideal prerequisites for a market launch that could occur in the near future.

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Joachim Engelmann

Managing director and shareholder of CAC: „We firmly believe that we have developed something unique. At our company we have highly-qualified process engineers working in the field of R&D. We can see the potential and are convinced of the impact that this newly-developed technology will have.“

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Dr. Mario Kuschel

Head of Research & Development at CAC: “In our process gasoline can be produced in an almost CO2-neutral way, as we only require CO2, water and electricity – ideally from renewable sources.”

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Stephan Schmidt

Product Manager for Synthetic Fuels at CAC: “The idea of utilizing surplus CO2 to manufacture fuel transforms an unwanted by-product into a desirable commodity.”

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Dr. René Stahlschmidt

Head of Sales at CAC: “With our market-ready technology E-fuels can be produced immediately on a large scale and used in any petrol engine via the existing transport and filling station infrastructure.”

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TV Report on Clean Gasoline

TV Report in MDR Sachsenspiegel

“Climate and CO2-friendly gasoline - that sounds too good to be true. Scientists at Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC) and TU Bergakademie Freiberg have achieved precisely that. The “green gasoline” has numerous advantages, researchers say.” Watch the TV report on MDR Sachsenspiegel from 17/12/2019.
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Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz (CAC) has developed a process for the creation of green, i.e. synthetic gasoline using only carbon dioxide, electricity and water - with no fossil fuels whatsoever. In the demonstration plant for the most important process stage, the transformation of methanol into gasoline, at TU Bergakademie Freiberg twelve tons of the green gasoline have already been produced and provided to car manufacturers for testing.
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From Smokestack to Fuel Pump: “Clean” Fuel from Water and CO2

CAC has been mentioned in the print and online versions of specialist journal Process Worldwide, issue 03/2020.

Read more on Power-to-X: From Smokestack to Fuel Pump: “Clean” Fuel from Water and CO2
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About Us

Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC), established on the international market for plant and process engineering business, is an experienced partner for comprehensive engineering services.

Based in Chemnitz, Saxony, the company has been providing extensive expertise in the fields of refinery and gas technology, petrochemicals, inorganic chemicals as well as fine and specialty chemicals for more than 50 years.

In close cooperation with clients, our 250 employees take over all assignments from design through to construction and commissioning of complex plants and plant units.

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Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH
Augustusburger Straße 34
09111 Chemnitz, Deutschland
PO Box 23 02 41 / D-09055

Tel.:    +49 371 6899-0
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E-Mail: synfuel(at)cac-chem.de

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