Going Green

Monday, January 28, 2008

Sunshine Power Turns CO2 to Fuel

Reverse the process and let the sun provide the power. Now that's cool.

Sandia’s Sunshine to Petrol project seeks fuel from thin air

Team to chemically transform carbon dioxide into carbon-neutral liquid fuels

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Using concentrated solar energy to reverse combustion, a research team from Sandia National Laboratories is building a prototype device intended to chemically “reenergize” carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide using concentrated solar power. The carbon monoxide could then be used to make hydrogen or serve as a building block to synthesize a liquid combustible fuel, such as methanol or even gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.

The prototype device, called the Counter Rotating Ring Receiver Reactor Recuperator (CR5, for short), will...(complete article here).

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