Fuel from the air …

22.10.2012

Small British company produced the first fuel from the air, using a revolutionary technology that could help solve the energy crisis.




The company Air Fuel Synthesis produced 5 liters of fuel since August, when it launched a small plant for the production of liquid fuels from carbon dioxide and water vapor.

The company hopes that in two years it will be able to build a larger unit capable of producing a ton of fuel per day. Although the process is still in its early stages and needs to electricity from the national grid, the company believes that the result will be possible to harness the power of renewable energy sources, wind power or tidal dams.

"We took the carbon dioxide from the air and hydrogen from water and turned these elements into fuel. Nobody does anything like this either in this country or abroad, as far as we know, — said the head of Peter Harrison. — Our fuel is able to work in existing engines. This means that it can be used in existing transport infrastructure. "

Recall that the developers of alternative fuels had already created it out of human feces, chicken fat and lard, from agricultural waste and waste from cafes and restaurants, and waste in the production of whiskey, algae, of wine, of the ordinary Russian straw and straw China, made of wood mushrooms, of oranges and of sunflower masla.Krome of electricity as a fuel, scientists extracted from cactus fruit juice, from Coca-Cola, spinach, and of hydrogen from water and, of course, too.

In 2008, fuel from water was established Indonesian Joko Suprarto, but he was later declared a charlatan. His invention Blue Energy, allegedly made on the basis of water when tested in the state agency technology, appeared normal diesel fuel. But Suprarto said that this is what confirms that its fuel from water — the most real, and he created it by electrolysis, highlighting the hydrogen from the oxygen contained in the water, and then converting it into synthetic fuel.

However, the current British fuel from the air, according to scientists, can really change the economic landscape and the natural world, says InoPressa.Pervonachalno supposed produced innovative fuel mixed with the ordinary. The technology is also ideal for remote areas that have sufficient sources of renewable energy, but with limited access to their storage.

Although the prototype system developed for the release of carbon dioxide from the air, this part of the process is still too inefficient in terms of commercial use. However, Professor Klaus Lackner of Columbia University in New York says that the high cost of any new technology is always in time is sharply reduced.

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