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Making aircraft fuel from sunlight and air

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Scientists have built a plant that can produce carbon-neutral liquid fuels from sunlight and air. The next goal will be to take this technology to industrial scale and achieve competitiveness. Researchers now describe how this novel solar reactor functions and outline a policy framework that would provide incentives to expand the production of 'solar kerosene'. (www.sciencedaily.com) Más...

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geroldn
geroldn 2
Consider that it took only 24 years to get from the Wright brothers flight of 120 ft and 12 seconds to Charles Lindbergh flying across the Atlantic. It took another 40 years to fly the SR-71 at Mach 3+. I would not bet against some form sustainable jet fuel created from plants, biomass, algae, solar power or whatever. There is a lot money and research on the topic. I'm sure something will be work out sooner or later, maybe even from unicorn dung!
victorbravo77
victorbravo77 1
I can fly on 20-year old airplanes. My first C-150 trainer was 20 years old when I flew it, forty years ago lol!
Propwash122
Peter Fuller 1
For all we know, ancient unicorn dung could be part of the fossil petroleum we now refine into jet fuel.
bbabis
bbabis 1
An old joke is that airplanes fly because of FM. This is trying to prove it.
ColinSeftel
Colin Seftel 1
SpaceX also plan to work on this:
https://www.businessinsider.com/musk-announces-new-spacex-program-use-co2-atmosphere-rocket-fuel-2021-12?IR=T
serdyfsx12
JOE SERDYNSKI 1
The House of Saud wins again ! ! !
bentwing60
bentwing60 1
Another internet Unicorn!
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 1
You mean like electric airplanes?????????????

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