€5m for bright minds that turn sunlight into fuel

Researchers and innovators are being offered €5 million (£4.4m) for the best prototype that produces sustainable fuel by combining sunlight, water and carbon from the air. The European Commission’s competition was launched at the One Planet Summit in Paris yesterday. The applicants will have to build a fully functional, experimental prototype device of a fuel […]

From sewer to showroom – wastewater biofuel

A car manufacturer and water services company have partnered to turn wastewater into sustainable biofuel. The process employed by SEAT and Aqualia involves separating water from sludge in treatment plants, before fermenting it into a biogas. When used in a compressed natural gas (CNG) powered vehicle, SEAT claims the fuel results in 80% less Carbon Dioxide emissions than traditional […]