Synthetic can help fuel transport future: scientist

The future of freight transport fuel will reside in several sources and electricity by itself may not carry the full load for a very long time, a leading Australian scientist has predicted.

Speaking at a Business Spectator webinar on synthetic fuels and gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology today, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) research scientist Dr Nick Burke says they will be part of a mix that will include oil and that diesel engines can be expected to rule freight transport for many years to come.

“This isn’t a golden bullet, this particular technology,” he says of the synthetic option that he and colleague Dr Valerie Sage have been working on.
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