Solar Powered Hydrocarbon Production

Researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated a proof of concept solar power hydro-carbon production system which uses mirrors to heat reaction chambers that harvests CO2 and H2O from the air and converts them into liquid fuels like kerosene or methanol. If the technology was scaled up, 3.8 square kilometers of desert filled with these mirror converters could fuel a daily return flight from New York to London.


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