Carbon-neutral fuel made from sunlight and air

Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a novel technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels exclusively from sunlight and air. For the first time worldwide they demonstrate the entire thermochemical process chain under real field conditions. The new solar mini-refinery is located on the roof of ETH's Machine Laboratory building in Zurich.

CO2 and water are extracted directly from ambient air and split using solar energy. This process yields syngas, a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, which is subsequently processed into kerosene, methanol or other hydrocarbons. These drop-in fuels are ready for use in the existing global transport infrastructure.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190613103146.htm

Italian oil company ENI will work with Synhelion, a spin-off of Zurich Polytechnic University (ETHZ), to develop and improve this technology.

https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/clean-fuels/13062019/eni-and-synhelion-collaborate-to-produce-low-emission-fuel/

http://synhelion.com/

 

from the Synhelion web sire :

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2 minutes ago, Guillaume Albasini said:

Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a novel technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels exclusively from sunlight and air. For the first time worldwide they demonstrate the entire thermochemical process chain under real field conditions. The new solar mini-refinery is located on the roof of ETH's Machine Laboratory building in Zurich.

CO2 and water are extracted directly from ambient air and split using solar energy. This process yields syngas, a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, which is subsequently processed into kerosene, methanol or other hydrocarbons. These drop-in fuels are ready for use in the existing global transport infrastructure.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190613103146.htm

Italian oil company ENI will work with Synhelion, a spin-off of Zurich Polytechnic University (ETHZ), to develop and improve this technology.

https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/clean-fuels/13062019/eni-and-synhelion-collaborate-to-produce-low-emission-fuel/

http://synhelion.com/

 

from the Synhelion web sire :

image.thumb.png.4c595b10d0f594a4e44313f1ef8b6455.png

Can humans be made carbon neutral?:D

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