Fwd: Petrol from air
- --- In email@example.com, "John de Rivaz" <john@...>
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.
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
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