Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) has announced the first 200 liters of synthetic fuel have now been produced from solar energy and the air’s carbon dioxide by KIT’s SOLETAIR project, a type of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The mobile chemical pilot plant can be used decentrally producing gasoline, diesel, and kerosene from regenerative hydrogen and carbon dioxide. […]

Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology, (LUT) in Finland are engaged in The Neo-Carbon Energy Research Project and Technology with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd to enable the production of synthetic fuels straight from the air. The project is built on carbon dioxide capture, water electrolysis and subsequent synthesis units such as methanation […]

Researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a new catalyst that does the electrolysis of carbon dioxide into oxygen and carbon monoxide. The scientists have developed an Earth-abundant catalyst based on copper-oxide nanowires modified with tin oxide. This is a step into the future of clean energy by storing it in the […]

University of California, Irvine (UCI) molecular biologists have discovered an effective way to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO). They use a novel approach involving a key enzyme that helps regulate global nitrogen that can be adapted for commercial applications like biofuel synthesis or synfuels. Led by Yilin Hu, UCI assistant professor of […]

University of Leiden physicists have directly observed the molecules produced in the synthetic fuel chemical production process. The new technique paves the way for designing more efficient catalysts. So far petroleum oil still serves as our primary source of fuel, even though a much cleaner alternative exists in the form of synthetic fuel. Synthetic fuel […]

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