We expect 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 process provides a highly scalable solution that can help address these growing needs.


CE’s solution delivers synthetic, low carbon intensity fuels – such as gasoline, diesel, and jet-A.

The process integrates three growing fields – Direct Air Capture, green hydrogen production, and sustainable fuel synthesis – to deliver a highly scalable, clean fuel solution. These low carbon intensity fuels are drop-in compatible with today’s infrastructure and engines.

Get in touch with 1PointFive today to learn more about low carbon intensity products, like transportation fuels, produced through the AIR TO FUELSTM process.

How it Works
CE’s AIR TO FUELSTM solution has three major steps:
Step 1: Direct Air Capture technology captures and concentrates CO2 from atmospheric air.
Step 2: Hydrogen is produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.
Step 3: The CO2 and hydrogen are reacted to produce hydrocarbons which can directly, or with refining, be converted into drop-in compatible gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel.
How the AIR&nbspTO&nbspFUELS<sup>TM</sup> Solution Works
Features and Benefits of the AIR TO FUELSTM Solution

Low lifecycle carbon intensity

CE’s AIR TO FUELSTM process can deliver fuels that have a low life-cycle carbon intensity. Burning this fuel would re-release the CO2 that was captured to make it, but the process would add much less new carbon emissions to the air.

Drop-in compatible

These fuels are drop-in compatible with today’s refineries, infrastructure and engines so do not require the financial and environmental cost of completely replacing the world’s transportation network.


These fuels can be blended with traditional fossil fuels to allow progressive emissions reductions by gradual fuel switching, with no blending limit.

Less resource dependent

These fuels can be produced with 100 times less land and significantly less water than biofuels, and thus don’t suffer the fundamental limits to scaling associated with biofuels.

Provides an early market for green hydrogen

Synthetic fuels provide an early, additional route for green hydrogen to decarbonize the energy system, which is important for sectors where direct use of hydrogen may require retro-fits or new infrastructure. By combining green hydrogen with atmospheric CO2 to produce fuels, the AIR TO FUELSTM process provides a pathway for hydrogen use in today’s infrastructure, and increases the ability of these sectors to quickly displace fossil fuels.
Staff member holding CE's clean fuel made from CO<sub>2</sub> captured from the air and hydrogen split from water.

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