Carbon dioxide, the most readily available greenhouse gas, is being examined by multiple organizations as a fuel source. Several US groups are looking at the gas as a way to fuel military aircraft during times of war.
The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit has awarded a contract to Air Company of New York City to transform the atmosphere’s most abundant pollutant into synthetic aviation fuel in a $65 million contract.
They're all expanding experiments that use pollution as a source of fuel.
WHY IT'S NEEDED
The US Department of Defense (DoD) is looking for a solution that can be highly mobile or produced in fixed locations, and can be supplied anywhere using sustainable air or sea water. This will
Ensure mission flexibility
Help reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional jet fuel
Free the DoD from depending on potentially hostile nations to fuel its aircraft.
THE POTENTIAL OF eFUELS
“The potential of eFuels is huge. There are currently more than 1.3 billion vehicles with combustion engines worldwide... eFuels offer the owners of existing cars a nearly carbon-neutral alternative,” Michael Steiner, Executive Board member for Development and Research at Porsche AG