We live in the e-age. We have email, e-books, e-commerce, and even e-bikes from the likes of Zero, LiveWire, and Energica. Soon enough, we can add e-fuels to this list.
I can hear the confused whispering in the audience. How could liquid fuels be electric or electronic? Although the “E” in e-fuels—or electrofuels—does stem from electricity, the go juice itself isn’t electric. Instead, it refers to the electricity used to create these fuels. E-fuels are synthetic fuels produced by combining carbon dioxide (CO2) or carbon monoxide (CO) with hydrogen and turning them into drop-in replacements for traditional fossil fuels.