New noncatalytic process converts CO2 into fuels like ethanol

September 22, 2016 |

In a new process for the economical conversion of carbon dioxide into fuels such as ethanol has been developed. The proprietary noncatalytic process combines CO2 with a carbonaceous feedstock and water in the form of steam at temperatures between 1,600 to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit and low pressure, near atmospheric, in a gasifier to produce a syngas comprised mostly of carbon monoxide and hydrogen.  The syngas can be converted to a fuel such as ethanol via a commercially available biochemical process.

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