Scam or Boon? Gas from Air
Everyone is talking about alternative fuel sources and how do we become less dependent on fossil fuels.
Well, how about gasoline made from air and water? A group of researchers in Britain say the can do it.
A small British company says it has developed a technology that can produce gasoline from air that can then be used in any regular gas tank. The company, Air Fuel Synthesis, says the technology uses electricity to remove carbon dioxide and hydrogen from the atmosphere, and then combines them to produce methanol, which in turn is passed through a fuel reactor to create gasoline. Company officials say they produced more than a gallon of gasoline in less than three months in a small test refinery. Company executives hope to build a larger plant within two years to produce more than a ton of gas every day, and said a refinery-size operation could be possible within the next 15 years.