Make your historic vehicle more environmentally friendly.
P1 Fuels is a game changer. Here is a sum up of the frequently asked questions.
What's P1 Fuel?
P1 Fuels is a global specialist in the formulation, production, and delivery of advanced fossil-free performance fuels for racing teams, the automotive industry, original equipment manufacturers, small fleets and fuel stations. We believe in a future where sustainable mobility and sheer driving pleasure coincide. Our aim is to offer carbon-neutral fuels that win races today and enable climate friendly mobility for everyone tomorrow.
Is P1 Fuel suitable for my vintage car?
Any oldtimer that runs on normal petrol can also run on P1 fuel.
Our fuels have exactly the same standards as fossil gasoline (EN228), making P1 Fuels' ECO100Pro the perfect replacement for petrol.
In addition, it is important to mention that ECO100Pro is an E0 fuel in contrast to E10 at the pump, so our fuel does not contain ethanol.
Does P1 Fuel affect gaskets?
Apart from P1 Fuel being better for the environment one of the bigger advantages is it doesn't affect gaskets.
Compared to the current fossil fuel, P1 Fuel doesn't affect gasket, rubber, cork.... making it safe to use in your vintage car.
How are synthetic fuels and renewable fuels made?
Synthetic fuels use CO2 captured from the atmosphere and biogenic waste and other carbon suppliers, like garbage, sorting residues, or processed waste. In this way, waste is no longer used just to generate heat by burning it, but serves as part of the value chain for fuel production.
During production, pure synthesis gas is generated first before being converted into new plastics or synthetic fuels. At the heart of the technology is a reactor in which the carbonaceous raw materials are chemically converted with oxygen and water vapor at temperatures of over 1,000 degrees Celsius. The resulting synthesis gas is a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. In a second step this is catalytically converted into a wide range of gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons. This process is known as the Fischer- Tropsch synthesis and was invented in 1925 and originally used to liquefy coal. Depending on the catalyst and target product, the synthesis takes place at temperatures of around 160 to 300 degrees Celsius and pressures of up to 25 bar.
OME — oxymethylene ether — is also fascinating, because in addition to reducing fine dust emissions, nitrogen oxide emissions are also reduced when it is burned.
In addition to liquid, low-sulfur synthetic fuels, the Fischer- Tropsch synthesis also produces synthetic engine oils and hydrocarbons. These hydrocarbons can be synthesized into gasoline, diesel, methanol, and further into OME. OME differs in its chemical structure from conventional petroleum-based fuels due to the stored oxygen. That is why OME burns practically free of fine dust and soot. That makes it extremely interesting as a fuel. The enormously complex and costly exhaust gas treatment of diesel engines could be reduced to a minimum with OME.
Renewable fuels burn cleaner and are suitable for all engines?
In general, renewable fuels lack nitrogen and sulfur compounds as well as aromatic hydrocarbons, all of which contributes to lower pollutant emissions. Another key advantage: synthetic fuels do not differ technically from their conventional counterparts. They can even be used in classic cars and sold via the existing fuel infrastructure — in their pure form or as an add-on. However, OME, for example, is not compatible with all the sealing materials used in an engine. The technical adaptation of vehicle fuel systems and an expansion of the refueling infrastructure would appear to be very sensible in this case because of the many advantages OME offers. In order to prevent damage to the engines in existing vehicles, the properties of synthetic fuels must conform to the standards for diesel and gasoline. Synthetic fuels now have their own standard, EN 15940, which makes it easier for manufacturers to develop engines in new vehicles that are suitable for synthetic fuels.
How do I switch my car to P1 Fuels?
It is simple, just run you car till the reserve light goes on (if your car has one) or when you feel the fuel tank is almost empty.
Fill your car with P1 fuel and you are good to go.
That the P1 gets mixed up with a bit of your current fuel is no problem.
Future clean fuels a general solution?
CO2 Neutral non-fossil fuels are not THE solution to everything but are a possible option alongside other technologies like BEV, Hydrogen etc.
More like 94% of our current car fleet still has an ICE (Internal Combustion Engine). We currently have 1.6 billion cars with internal combustion engines and this is still estimated to be 1.4 billion by 2035. In addition, the passenger transport sector fails to reduce CO2 emissions every year. This means that there really needs to be a general solution to make ICE vehicles climate-neutral as well.
In doing so, it is important to realise that it is not the combustion engine that produces the new CO2, but the oil-based non-fossil fuels.
In other words, "clean" - CO2-neutral non-fossil fuels are essential for reducing CO2 emissions and can ensure that internal combustion engines, in ordinary vehicles, vintage cars, racing cars, etc. can also be used in a climate-neutral way.
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Why is synthetic fuel interesting?
Synthetic Fuels are interesting because they enable any car with a combustion engine to drive in a CO2 neutral way today.
In addition, the existing fuel station network can be used for distribution. So no new cars need to be built and old ones recycled, no new infrastructure (charging stations, etc.) needs to be built.
On top of that, these fuels are produced without fossil components, reducing dependencies on fossil raw materials for energy. (e.g. dependencies on Russian gas, or oil from Arab countries).
The fuels can be decentrally produced with green energy. This green energy (e.g. from solar energy from the deserts in South America or Africa, or wind energy from offshore wind farms) cannot currently be stored and transported to the place of use.
By producing fuel in places, we can store the green energy (Power To Liquide) and transport it to the place of use.
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Are there restrictions on certain vintage cars? Materials used etc?
Not known, of course caution is always required with very old cars where certain unknown rubbers were used.
Especially if these rubbers are already porous. Never say never but the general rule is: If the car runs on petrol station petrol, then definitely the car will run on ours.
What cost could we go to if we increase production capacity?
Prices that are competitive with current fossil fuels.
P1 in Europe: What do politicians think about synthetic fuels?
German politics is more and more open (depending on party to party) and will invest 2 Billion towards research and further development.
The Belgian one is slower but gaining momentum.
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