Science, Technology

December 28, 2020

Scientists have found a way to convert CO2 into jet fuel

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The Gist

The methodology is simple, cheap, and easily accessible. 

The List

  • A preliminary study by scientists at Oxford University has opened the door to a greener way to travel. 
  • They were able to turn CO2 into jet fuel by using a combination of heated citric acid (Vitamin C), hydrogen, and a simple chemical catalyst. 
  • Although they were only able to produce a few grams of burnable fuel, it is hoped that their methodology will be improved over the coming months and years. 
  • Experts believe this to be the most promising alternative to jet fuel, as electric powered planes are still far from being viable or affordable. 

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