The transportation sector of 2050 will run on an energy mix unlike that of today. Operators are demanding increasing quantities of low-carbon energy sources and renewable fuels, and the sector is searching for next generation technologies to help reduce emissions and achieve climate targets. Carbon Engineering’s AIR TO FUELSTM technology provides a highly scalable solution that can help address these growing needs.
It has long been technically possible to produce synthetic liquid fuels from hydrogen and CO2 using mature technologies like Fischer-Tropsch. This fuels pathway, however, has been too cost intensive to be economically feasible – until now. The combination of CE’s industrial-scale capture of atmospheric CO2, new regulatory incentives for low carbon fuels, and recent reductions in the cost of electrolysis and carbon neutral electricity, has made carbon neutral synthetic fuels economically viable today.
Using an approach called the AIR TO FUELSTM solution, CE can produce synthetic liquid fuels that are drop-in compatible with today’s infrastructure and engines and are almost completely carbon neutral. This approach is highly scalable, is cost-competitive with biofuels, and delivers fuels that have an energy density 30 times greater than today’s best batteries.