Solar liquid fuels from CO2

Ethanol has got a bad name lately. People are finally waking up to the fact that Ethanol is not as clean as they said it was. It turns out be be a very bad idea because it’s mostly made from corn. This land could have been used for food.

Now CO2 To Fuel is a big improvement. It seems too crazy just pulling CO2 out of the air and making liquid fuel. With very little processing can be turn into diesel fuel or Ethanol or many other products. I am so hopeful for these technologies to succeed. With this new research they already have pilot plants that are producing CO2 fuels. This looks real.

Here’s a few interesting posts and articles I thought were worth s read.

NewCO2Fuels converts CO2 and H2O into fuels and chemicals using a technology that was developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

BBC News – Fast, clean, green, cheap – Is this our hydrogen fuelled future Sep 11

Prof Cronin and his colleagues at the university’s Solar Fuels Group say their new method allows more hydrogen to be produced than ever before, with lower power loads and at normal atmospheric pressure.Read more …

Liquid Light Pushing Solar Fuels Research Forward | Solar … Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:17:37 -0700

Andrew Bocarsly, a professor of chemistry at Princeton and a startup company called Liquid Light, Inc. have collaborated on a system that represents a grand leap in solar fuels research – creating formic acid, a potential fuel …

Green Car Congress: Solar fuels company Joule looks to … Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:03:54 -0700

Joule, the developer of a direct, single-step, continuous process for the production of solar hydrocarbon fuels (earlier post), has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Scatec Solar ASA, a leading, independent solar power producer. In the MoU the parties have agreed to initiate a process to reach specific terms for a … Posted by: kelly | September 06, 2014 at 10:44 AM. oops “..storing solar energy energy as liquid fuel..” Posted by: kelly | September …Read more …

Solar fuels: How close, how real? : Biofuels Digest Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:57:45 -0700

Could a liquid fuel technology emerge that connects solar PV to the efficiency of electric engines — but, this time with long driving range and near-instant refueling instead of laborious recharging? And, could the liquid fuel be …

How Northwestern Plans to Power Your Car with Solar Rays – Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:01:32 GMT

Chicagomag.comHow Northwestern Plans to Power Your Car with Solar RaysChicagomag.comWhen President Obama visited Northwestern University in October, he gave a shout-out to a cool new project there: turning solar energy into liquid fuel. The initiativ …

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Sven tBH

Mon Dec 22 06:14:44 +0000 2014

“@sciam: China slows down projects that would turn coal into gas or liquid fuels. #science” So what is next? Solar?

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