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An English company called Air Fuel Synthesis has begun producing gasoline (petrol) directly from air and water. Using carbon capture technology to sequester CO2 out of the atmosphere, and electrolysis to crack water into its constuituent hydrogen and oxygen, the company's process then combines the hydrogen and carbon dioxide to cialis soft generic create synthetic gasoline or other fuels.

To be carbon emissions neutral, any carbon that is going to be burned as fuel ought to have come from the atmosphere, rather than from fossil sources buried in the ground. That is why plant-based and microbial methods of producing fuel are considered relatively clean, since the www.massing.de carbon in them was atmospheric. This process short circuits that even further by directly extracting the CO2 from the air and synthetically creating the gasoline replacement.

In addition to the direct atmospheric carbon extraction, the process also uses renewable energy to power the electrolysis process, so that the carbon debt is not merely transferred. Although the feedstock is sales viagra free, the other costs of the process are likely too high for this to be an immediate replacement for oil drilling and refining, at least in the short term. And the good choice free viagra process has only been able to produce a small amount of fuel in its test facility, yielding just five liters (less than 1.5 gallons) in two months. But cost and capacity are issues that can be improved as the method is developed and scaled up.

This adds to levitra non prescription the number of non-petroleum processes being developed for fuel production we have seen. It seems less a question of whether these methods will work than it is one of we use it cialis endurance which ones will reach commercial scale, and how soon that happens.

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Acting Chairman of Poole Agenda 21
written by Tony Hamilton, October 24, 2012
The major problem is the energy efficiency of the process. How much many kilowatts of energy are required to produce the fuel equivalent of 1 kilowatt.
It is all very well saying that the electricity required will come from a renewable source but for the foreseeable future we will not have much "spare" renewable electricity. However it will be a possible method of using such "spare" renewable electricity though it is unlikely to be as efficient as pumped water or air energy storage.
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Tech
written by Belfor Minneapolis, October 25, 2012
Is it just me or is anyone else impressed by how far and www.supplychaincanada.com fast technology advances. I think it's amazing that they've come up with a way to do this even if it isn't perfected yet.
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This is not going to work
written by lynn, October 25, 2012
There is way too much energy required for this to be anything but an academic curiosity piece. This process doesn't scale at all.
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ummm... what?
written by sarah, October 28, 2012
I had no idea anything remotely like this was possible. Seriously, The hydrogen fuel cell somehow makes sense even though I am not a chemist...but gasoline out of thin air and water and electricity and carbon...I'm probably sounding like a bigger idiot by saying I've always wondered how the stuff we pump out of the ground ended up there and thought it likely that years and years and years upon years of rainforest or hurricane wash-up that got turned under somehow and decomposed and pressurized till it reached a state of www.gallin.fr being a liquid fuel again was how it came to be. It was never explained, this was just a hunch...so now I am questioning if we had a period of a lot of electric storms could it happen naturally from simply water and air and carbon? i realize i sound an idiot and canada generic propecia yet i want to know more.
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@sarah
written by Gareth, October 31, 2012
Hydrocarbons are merely various arrangements of hydrogen and carbon atoms. On Earth, most of our hydrocarbons are sub surface, but on other planets they are not. There are massive clouds of them in outer space, methane lakes on Titan etc. Gasolene can be created directly from the raw ingredients given the right amount of energy. That is the problem with this process, it requires ridiculous amounts of energy.

The story about hydrocarbons being made from decomposing biological material is cialis for sale a fairy story too. Earth's reserves are primordial and were present when the we choice pfizer levitra canada planet formed.
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written by Alyssa R, October 31, 2012
It's regrettable that this process is inefficient, because this technology could/will benefit us (as people sharing the same planet) immensely. However, it's still in its test stage. I believe that the scientists will be able to refine the process itself, making it more of pill price cialis an option on professional cialis online the front of sustainability.
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Mr.
written by Derek, November 07, 2012
Hum... how much fossil fuel is burned to cheepest viagra generate the electricity needed to crack the water to make this fuel? Even if this ran at 100% efficiency, which is impossible due to the laws of thermodynamics, it's net environmental benefit would be zero. Manufacturing this on a commercial scale may require high energy burning and chemical processing that leaves toxic side products far worse than carbon.
The only long term solution is for mankind to want less energy.
We're doomed I tell ye, DOOMED!
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Perpetual motion machine anyone?
written by Derek, November 07, 2012
Hum... how much fossil fuel is burned to generate the electricity needed to crack the water to make this fuel? Even if this ran at 100% efficiency, which is impossible due to the laws of thermodynamics, it's net environmental benefit would be zero. Manufacturing this on a commercial scale may require high energy burning and chemical processing that leaves toxic side products far worse than carbon.
The only long term solution is for mankind to want less energy.
We're doomed I tell ye, DOOMED!
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encourage the science!
written by Craig Dunn, November 20, 2012
A lot of negativity here, "won't scale" 'perpetual motion machine' 'we are doomed?'. The work that innovative scientists do doesn't necessarily lead to the intended final product, but it opens out eyes and minds to the possibilities. When we say 'no' we get nothing, when we try, we can change the woman and cialis world; and the world definitely could use some changing.
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written by Beverly, November 20, 2012
Seems to discount cialis me, it's a giant step in the right direction.
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Saying no to A is saying yes to B
written by Rob, November 22, 2012
"When we say 'no' we get nothing, when we try, we can change the world; and the world definitely could use some changing."

The world has no shortage of potential solutions -- but it does have a shortage of time and money resources to pursue them. Saying "no" to something, does not imply we don't say "yes" to something else (e.g., a something else whose potential is significantly greater).

From my perspective we would be better off simply using the hydrogen directly by burning/fuel-celling it rather than adding carbon -- as the end product (just water) is a lot more useable, as well as better energy out return for energy in (i.e., a greater production of hydrogen from the renewable input).
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written by Crystal, December 17, 2012
A question that I have about this process concerns the water used. Would it matter if fresh or salt water were used? If so, would there be extra (possibly costly) steps involved in a desalinization process? Although it may seem like a minor issue, I would hate to see something like this brought to a commercial scale and then realize later that we are negatively impacting the environment in a different way.
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Petrol from Air and Water
written by trends, January 19, 2013
Petrol from Air and Water? A new method to produce petrol

http://www.trendsfair.com/petrol-can-be-made-from-air-and-water/

The news that burst on Friday said that petrol can be made from air and water. At present, the petrol is being extracted from ores and then pumped in to we recommend levitra pfizer online vehicles in the petrol bunks on the roadsides.
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Synthetic Fuel
written by Bernard Deham, April 09, 2013
People do not study anything anymore, do not read books. During WWII German were forced to produce synthetic fuel. just look at the Fischer-Tropsch process (Yahoo it)! Now, using this advance, they start converting solar energy into methane in order to have a way to store electricity...
The oil industry lobby is cod tramadol oders behind this, otherwise we would not use any fossil fuel anymore!

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