Synthetic carbon

Israeli company NewCO2Fuels – Greenearth’s partner in the project and the developer of the technology have developed a reactor using solar thermal energy to dissociate CO2 into carbon and oxygen.

ur product uses a proprietary technology that generates liquid fuels by using CO2 emissions and water as feedstock, and high-temperature heat sources such as concentrated solar energy.

NewCO2Fuels innovative technology converts CO2 and H2O into syngas and from it synthetic fuels for transportation. The end products are competitive with current market prices thanks to the very high efficiency rate of the NCF system.



CO2 and H2O Dissociation Process

NCF solutions are based on two technologies successfully developed in Israel by Professor Jacob Karni and his team at the Weizmann Institute of Science and proven in laboratory trials. The first technology comprises a way to concentrate solar energy in order to create and transfer heat up to 1200 ºC, while coping with cycles related to solar conditions. The second technology involves a new method of using very high temperatures for the dissociation of carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO) and oxygen (O2). Simultaneously, the same device can dissociate water (H2O) to hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2). The CO, or the mixture of CO and H2 (called syngas), can then be used as gaseous fuel (e.g., in power plants), or converted to liquid fuel (e.g., methanol or other synthetic fuels), which have the potential to be stored, transported, and used in motor vehicles. The oxygen produced in the process can be used in the combustion of the clean fuel, for example, using advanced-combustion methods, such as oxy-fuel combustion in power plants.

Source: NewCO2Fuels