- An EU-funded project has produced a glassful of solar jet fuel, the first of its kind produced from carbon dioxide by using concentrated light as a high temperature energy source. The mixture thus produced, called a syngas, was converted to Kerosene by Shell.
- Shell has been associated with a global scale conversion of syngas to Kerosene, but this is the first time that syngas has been synthesized using carbon dioxide and water.
- The next phase will involve optimization of the solar reactor and assessment of the feasibility of the technology with respect to scalability and cost.
- This could potentially mean that there is a scope for cleaner and plentiful fuel for cars, planes and other forms of transport and turn one of the greenhouse gas into a useful resource.
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