Siemens Energy and Porsche, with partners, advance climate-neutral
World's first integrated plant for the production of climate-neutral fuels: Siemens Energy and Porsche, together with partners, are implementing a pilot project in Chile that is to result in the world's first integrated and commercial large-scale plant for the production of synthetic, climate-neutral fuels (e-fuels). The project takes advantage of the excellent climatic conditions for wind energy in southern Chile. In order to initially produce green hydrogen, electrolysers use wind power to split water into its components oxygen and hydrogen. CO2 is then filtered from the air and combined with the green hydrogen to produce synthetic methanol. In a further step, the green methanol is converted into climate-friendly e-fuel for export and local use. This allows vehicles with combustion engines to be operated almost climate-neutrally - an important contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector.
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, with headquarters in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, is one of the most profitable car makers in the world. In 2019, Porsche delivered 280,800 vehicles of the 911, 718 Boxster, 718 Cayman, Cayenne, Macan, Panamera and Taycan models to customers worldwide. That was ten per cent more than the year before. Thereby, the sports car manufacturer's operating profit before special items amounted to 4.4 billion euros, up three per cent. Porsche operates plants in Stuttgart and Leipzig as well as a development centre in Weissach. The sports car manufacturer employs 35,429 people. Porsche is committed to innovation, many of the technologies have their origins in motorsport. Porsche is aware of every aspect of its corporate responsibility: economic, environmental and social.