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.

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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.

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Benefits of air to fuelsTM

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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.

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Low Carbon Intensity

Fuels produced from AIR TO FUELS™ processes deliver low carbon intensity ratings when measured against similarly scalable renewables.

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Drop-In Compatible

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.

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Global Scalability

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.

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Clean Burning

Fuels produced from CO2 burn cleaner than fossil fuels, contain no sulfur and release low levels of particulates.

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Resource Friendly

AIR TO FUELS™ facilities have operational land requirements more than a hundred times smaller than comparable biofuels facilities and use significantly less water.

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Flexible Blending

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.

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Hydrogen Supportive

Combining green hydrogen with atmospheric CO2 supports the production and expansion of climate-friendly hydrogen in today’s infrastructure environment.

First fuel produced in 2017

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.

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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.