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  • Roger L. Bagula
    ... wrote: Using concentrated solar energy to reverse combustion, a research team from Sandia National Laboratories is building a prototype device intended to
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 1, 2008
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      --- In science_math_hist@yahoogroups.com, "John de Rivaz" <john@...>
      wrote:

      Using concentrated solar energy to reverse combustion, a research team
      from Sandia National Laboratories is building a prototype device
      intended to chemically "reenergize" carbon dioxide into carbon
      monoxide using concentrated solar power. The carbon monoxide could
      then be used to make hydrogen or serve as a building block to
      synthesize a liquid combustible fuel, such as methanol or even
      gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.

      Miller says that while the first step would be to capture the carbon
      dioxide from sources where it is concentrated, the ultimate goal would
      be to snatch it out of the air. A S2P system that includes atmospheric
      carbon dioxide capture could produce carbon-neutral liquid fuels.

      The prototype device, called the Counter Rotating Ring Receiver
      Reactor Recuperator (CR5, for short), will break a carbon-oxygen bond
      in the carbon dioxide to form carbon monoxide and oxygen in two
      distinct steps. It is a major piece of an approach to converting
      carbon dioxide into fuel from sunlight.

      more on

      http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/story?id=51070

      --
      Sincerely, John de Rivaz: http://John.deRivaz.com for websites including
      Cryonics Europe, Longevity Report, The Venturists, Porthtowan, Alec Harley
      Reeves - inventor, Arthur Bowker - potter, de Rivaz genealogy, Nomad
      .. and
      more

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