Air Fuel Synthesis Turns CO2 Into Gasoline



futuristic technology, futuristic technologies, Air Fuel Synthesis, gasoline synthesis, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London tech news
Air Fuel Synthesis, a British company, has devised a system that collects carbon dioxide and water vapor out of the air and turns it into gasoline that you can put into your car. It is reported, that the process of air fuel synthesis has been working since August: the refinery combines water vapor and carbon dioxide, taking hydrogen from the water and combining it with carbon in the CO2 and a catalyst to create methanol, which is run through a bioreactor to turn it into gasoline. Tim Fox, head of energy and the environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London claims, that a pilot plant uses common components, but what is rousing, is that they have put the whole thing together and have shown that it can work. Yet efficiency of his innovative process is rather disputable, cause firstly, during two months of operation the refinery has produced only around five liters of fuel, and secondly, it is not clear, how much energy it consumes while operating. Still it must be taken into account, that this first generator is just a small pilot plant that’s operating as a proof of concept. Besides, the technology is scalable: an industrial-sized plant that produces a ton of fuel per day could be up and running in just two years. Regarding energy consumption, the plant can be placed next to a hydroelectric plant or wind farm to nuclear reactor to take advantage of the cheap electricity.
Via:dvice.com

Donate BTC: 1DUUZbiqjbJvzjuRZEwTS47bqgmnhEJ4XG

Donate ETH: 0x981FcEAAa895C6cee76D2876e9AfC649Dc0C4c75

More Posts:

Toyota Fun-Vii: One Hundred Percent Personalization
Modular Jenga Tower: You Don’t Have To Move; All Your Apartment Will
Transparent Laser Display
VERT: An Intercity Elevated Ferry For You & Your Car
Flashy Eco Vehicle Concept: Nissan TeRRA SUV
Unique Redesign Of The Hotel On Mykonos Island In Greece
Touch The Train Window Allows You To Play With The Scenery While Traveling (+VIDEO)
Bioengineers Progress In Human Replacement Of The Ear Tissue
Innovative Levitating Computer Mouse
Mars One Concludes A Contract With Paragon On Developing Environmental Control And Life Support...