LOW-CARBON FUELS MADE FROM ATMOSPHERIC CO₂
1PointFive is working with Carbon Engineering to deploy AIR TO FUELS™ processes capable of turning atmospheric CO₂ from Direct Air Capture (DAC) facilities into low-carbon fuels that are designed to be drop-in compatible with today’s infrastructure and vehicles.
AIR TO FUELS™ could serve as a mission-critical tool for difficult-to-decarbonize sectors such as aviation, maritime, rail and long-haul trucking as they pursue 2050 climate targets.
HOW IT WORKS
First, Direct Air Capture facilities will capture atmospheric CO₂. The captured CO₂ will then feed into a CO₂ fuel synthesis process powered by clean energy. The resulting low-carbon fuels are designed to be drop-in ready, easily distributed and able to be produced at scale.
MULTIPLE FUELS MINIMAL FOOTPRINT
1PointFive is exploring numerous technologies, platforms and processes for the production of low-carbon jet fuel, diesel, liquefied natural gas and methanol using DAC-derived CO₂. All with the aim of reducing the carbon intensity of commercial transportation fuels to help meet decarbonization goals and timelines.
BENEFITS OF AIR TO FUELS™
High Emissions Reduction
AIR TO FUELS™ processes create fuels with an emissions reduction factor of up to 90 percent when compared to conventional diesel and jet fuels.
Low Carbon Intensity
Fuels produced from AIR TO FUELS™ processes deliver low carbon intensity ratings when measured against similarly scalable renewables.
AIR TO FUELS™ products are designed to be used with today’s refineries, infrastructure and vehicles, without the need to replace global transportation networks—an expensive and environmentally costly prospect.
Because this production method uses atmospheric CO₂ as a feedstock, these fuels can be produced in global scale quantities to help address the worldwide demand for lower-carbon fuels.
Fuels produced from CO₂ burn cleaner than fossil fuels, contain no sulfur and release low levels of particulates.
AIR TO FUELS™ facilities have operational land requirements more than a hundred times smaller than comparable biofuels facilities and use significantly less water.
AIR TO FUELS™ products can be blended with traditional fossil fuels to help fuel users achieve their decarbonization strategies, allowing gradual fuel switching that advances emissions reduction incrementally.
Combining green hydrogen with atmospheric CO₂ supports the production and expansion of climate-friendly hydrogen in today’s infrastructure environment.
1PointFive technology partner Carbon Engineering produced its first atmospheric CO₂-derived fuel at its pilot plant in 2017 using the Fischer Tropsch (FT) process. Today this proven approach has the potential to help traditionally tough-to-decarbonize industries such as the aviation sector reach their climate goals practically, sustainably and responsibly.
FIRST FUEL PRODUCED IN 2017
FUEL SYNTHESIS JET FUEL PATHWAYS
AIR TO FUELS™ products can be synthesized into sustainable aviation fuel using one of two pathways: blending or co-processing.
Download this reference chart on the steps involved in each of these production methods.
*AIR TO FUELS™ is a registered trademark of Carbon Engineering Ltd.