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Pilot plant will produce 28,500 gallons of sustainable fuel for combustion-engined race cars

Porsche has begun pilot production of synthetic fuels in Chile, with an initial target of roughly 28,500 gallons (130,000 litres) annually.

Use of the fuel – described as nearly CO2-neutral and compatible with unmodified combustion engines – will initially be limited to Porsche’s Experience Centres and Mobil 1 Supercup race cars.

Annual production is planned to ramp up to more than 12 million gallons (55 million litres) by the middle of the decade and 10 times that amount two years later.

Porsche research and development executive Michael Steiner said: “The potential of e-fuels is huge.

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