Fuels from CO2, Water and Renewable Energy
Burning fuels creates mainly CO2 and H2O. This reaction can be reversed with available industrial technology and synthetic fuels can be produced from CO2, water and electricity as the only inputs (“Power to Gas” / “Power to Liquids”).
By supplying Climeworks atmospheric CO2 and renewable energies for fuel synthesis the resulting fuel is (i) carbon-neutral and (ii) an efficient means of storing and transporting renewable energy.
The storage of renewable energy in synthetic liquid fuels is therefore an alternative to storing it by means of batteries or hydrogen. With this concept the transportation sector can be supplied with carbon-neutral fuels while the existing hydrocarbon fuel infrastructure can be maintained.