This Machine Captures CO2 From Air And Turns It To Fuel

December 4, 2015 | Johannes Van Zijl

Carbon Dioxide Removal machine by Carbon Engineering
Photo credit: Carbon Engineering

A revolution in clean energy production!

A Canadian company called Carbon Engineering has come up with an ingenious project — they developed a machine capable of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from atmospheric air. The machine purifies and then captures CO2 from air in the atmosphere, which can then be combined with hydrogen to produce hydrocarbons — in other words fuel! Moreover, the fuel generated from this process would be low-carbon fuel, meaning it would burn cleaner than gasoline and diesel.

If scaled to a larger size, this system could be used all around the world. In combination with a renewable energy source to generate a hydrogen supply, it could ultimately change the way we produce renewable fuel and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels!

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In this video by Carbon Engineering, the designers explain the motivation and rationale behind the Direct Air Capture process, and what Carbon Engineering is doing to commercialize air capture in today’s economy.

For more information on the project, visit their website:

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