Carbon-neutral fuel produced from carbon dioxide

A UK firm claims it is using carbon dioxide to manufacture carbon-neutral fuel for use in vehicles. The project by Air Fuel Synthesis (AFS) involves a process using renewable electricity […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A UK firm claims it is using carbon dioxide to manufacture carbon-neutral fuel for use in vehicles.

The project by Air Fuel Synthesis (AFS) involves a process using renewable electricity to capture carbon dioxide and water vapour from the atmosphere and hydrogen from water, which is then converted into fuel.

The company claims it could be an alternative to synthetic fossil fuels.

David Still, Chairman of the company said: “The technology can add to new or existing renewable energy projects, especially where the energy is stranded, where there is a premium for secure liquid fuels for existing vehicles or for reducing carbon emissions.”

The company is now working towards the first commercial fuel production unit, which will be powered by renewable electricity.