Construction begins on world’s first integrated commercial plant for producing nearly CO2-neutral fuel in Chile

Sports car manufacturer Porsche and Siemens Energy have joined forces with a number of international companies to build an industrial plant for the production of nearly CO₂-neutral fuel (eFuel) in Punta Arenas, Chile. A pilot plant is initially being built north of Punta Arenas in Chilean Patagonia, which is expected to produce around 130,000 litres of eFuels in 2022. The capacity will then be expanded in two stages to around 55 million litres by 2024 and to around 550 million litres by 2026. The necessary environmental permits have now been obtained by the Chilean project company Highly Innovative Fuels (HIF). Siemens Energy has also already started preparatory work for the next major commercial phase of the project.

Siemens and Continental cooperate in manufacturing pantographs for trucks

Siemens Mobility and Continental Engineering Services(CES) will cooperate in the future on the development and manufacture of pantographs for trucks. The eHighway technology from Siemens mobility supplies trucks with electricity via an overhead line. The cooperation aims to electrify key stretches of highway-networks in Germany’s autobahn network with overhead contact lines and thus significantly reduce CO 2 emissions from trucks. The new partnership combines expertise from two technology worlds: Siemens Mobility is a specialist in rail electrification, Continental Engineering Servicesis a development and production service provider for automotive technologies. The two companies will now pool their know-how to quickly achieve series production of truck pantograph

Siemens and Schaeffler cooperate on intelligent diagnostics for drive systems

Siemens and the automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler cooperate on intelligent diagnostics for drive systems. Through this collaboration Siemens combines its IIoT platform Sidrive IQ with Schaeffler’s decades of experience and expertise in designing, manufacturing, and servicing bearings. Sidrive IQ integrates a number of functionalities into one seamless solution and augments drive systems with AI-based analytics and digital content.