Above: The AIR TO FUELS™ process involves capturing CO2 from the atmosphere, producing green hydrogen with low-carbon electricity, and reacting the two to form liquid transportation fuels such as gasoline, diesel, or Jet-A. Such fuels can be closed carbon cycle and can displace the need for crude oil.
AIR TO FUELS™ technology combines our Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology with water electrolysis and fuels synthesis to produce liquid hydrocarbon fuels. This process combines several quickly-evolving technologies, and has three major steps. First, our DAC process captures and purifies CO₂ from atmospheric air. Second, clean electricity (such as solar PV) is used to electrolyze water and generate hydrogen. Third, the CO₂ and hydrogen are thermo-catalytically reacted to produce syngas, and reacted again to produce hydrocarbons. In principle, a wide variety of hydrocarbons can be generated, but our focus is predominantly on diesel and jet fuel.