Plants have been doing it forever.
Photosynthesis! Plants have been doing it for years and now firms are starting to use it to produce sustainable fuels.
One such company is Dimensional Energy. The firm is using artificial photosynthesis to produce the raw materials for products like jet fuel.
Why is this really exciting? Because the process has the potential to drastically reduce the environmental damage caused by the aviation industry which accounts for 2% of human-induced CO2 emissions worldwide.
Why has it taken so long to happen? Because the first few trials were simply not cost-effective.
But as technology advances, it's looking more and more feasible. This means that we could soon be looking at an aviation industry that is carbon neutral. Meaning, it would capture as much carbon as it emits.
And that's not all. The hydrocarbons produced by the company's novel systems could also be used to produce other products, such as plastics or other types of fuel.
What is Dimensional Energy's advanced technology? How does it leverage renewables to create carbon-neutral fuels? What is the science, engineering, and technology behind artificial photosynthesis? What potential does this technology have for the future? The video answers all these questions and more.