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British Firm Makes Gasoline from Air - Breakthrough Technology +VIDEO


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Amazing News Promises Gold-from-Lead Results

DARLINGTON, England - June 3, 2013: A small British technology company located in the North Yorkshire region, Air Fuel Synthesis LTD., is showcasing a new technology, which if true wouldn't be just a technological breakthrough, it would be nothing short of Merlin-like Alchemy. The AFS process is said to be able to capture carbon dioxide and water from air and convert it to gasoline (of course in England it's called petrol).

The AFS process, which provides a carbon-neutral, sustainable fuel alternatives to fossil fuels, is driven by renewable energy. Thus the overall process of carbon dioxide capture, fuel production and fuel combustion is carbon-neutral and is already a commercially-viable alternative fuel source for specialist fuel markets such as motorsports.

What is more, most of the components of the AFS process exist either as demonstrations or are available off the shelf.


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According to company representatives, AFS has produced five litres of gasoline in less than three months from a small refinery in Stockton-on-Tees, Teesside. While the test quantity is tiny, it's an exciting glimse at what is possible. The fuel that is produced can be used in any regular gasoline engine and if renewable energy is used to provide the electricity it could become “completely carbon neutral”.

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The project has been in development for the past two years and is being funded by a group of unnamed philanthropists who believe the technology could prove to be a lucrative way of creating renewable energy.

But the best news is that (once the capital investment is covered) the manufacture of sustainable, carbon-neutral AFS fuels is unrestricted by the price of raw materials, geo or local politics and avoids the land use or food availability issues that affect biofuels. Thus fuel production costs are low and predictable for the life of the plant.


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AFS is developing relationships with renewable technology partners and financiers to scale up its operations and accelerate the pace at which commercial, renewable and sustainable plants are established. This will deliver commercially viable, carbon-neutral and sustainable fuel using renewable energy sources, rather than fossil fuels sooner – with early benefits in energy security, carbon footprint and first-mover advantages for early adopters of the technology.