eFUELS, CLEANER, GREENER, BUT. . .
By Marc Bardiaux
In these difficult times of climate change, there is a very interesting alternative to traditional fossil fuels. Made from dirty raw gases (syngas) derived from coal, they are mixed with hydrogen and carbon dioxide in a complex process. The result is a low greenhouse gas-emitting fuel. These compounds can be used in the same way as gasoline, and require no modification to existing internal combustion engines. However, because of their high production costs and very limited supply resources, they do not offer a miracle solution, but rather will be part of a global solution for clean energy production.