Friday, October 19, 2012

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE: British Scientist make petrol using air and electricity.

British Scientist from Air Fuel Syndication has developed a technology that can create synthetic petrol from air.

According to a report published in The Telegraph, the technology involves taking sodium hydroxide and mixing it with carbon dioxide before 'electrolysing' the sodium carbonate that it produces to form pure carbon dioxide. Hydrogen is then produced by electrolysing water vapour captured with a dehumidifier.
 The company then uses the carbon dioxide and hydrogen to produce methanol which in turn is passed through a gasoline fuel reactor, creating petrol. Brilliant! 
The technology was presented to a London engineering conference Thursday.
Company officials claimed to have produced five litres of petrol in less than three months from a small refinery in Stockton-on-Tees, Teesside and hopes to build a large plant which could produce more than a tonne of petrol every day and a refinery size operation within the next 15 years.


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