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Reuters reports that British engineers have developed a method to create gasoline from air and water by extracting carbon dioxide from air and hydrogen from water, respectively, and then converting the resultant methanol. Engineers at Air Fuel Synthesis (AFS), in Teeside, England, claim to have produced 5 liters (approx. 1.3 gallons) of synthetic gasoline over a period of three months, according to the report.

The most intriguing part of the development is that renewable energy was used to power the process. This shows that it is possible to create a carbon-neutral fuel “that can be used in an identical way to standard petrol,” Reuters quotes scientists working on the project as saying. Read more

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