A new B20 diesel blend is now on sale in four San Francisco, CA gas stations. Excuse our non excitement, but the blend retails for the same price as non-blended diesel fuel. Why isn’t it cheaper?
Using a proprietary process, Audi claims that they can produce e-Diesel (a blend of diesel and ethanol) with nothing more than water, sunlight, and CO2 (air). The trick? They’ve designed a biological process that uses microorganisms to create fuel, and Audi is so Gung-Ho about this project that they’re projecting commercially viable fuel production by 2020.
Could this new biological source of fuel mean that diesel-powered trucks are our future?