A carbon to transportation fuels project has landed funding from the government of British Columbia. The initiative, being led by Carbon Engineering Ltd., aims to demonstrate the synthesis of diesel or gasoline fuel from capture of CO2.
Carbon Engineering, the brainchild of David Keith, an innovator and Harvard professor, has developed a technology that capture CO2 directly from the air. Now the company, using the money from BC’s Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund, plans to build a plant in Squamish BC to demonstrate the technical and economic viability to produce low-carbon fuels using CO2 captured directly from the air.
A news release, announcing the funding, noted that synthetic diesel or gasoline “would be manufactured from carbon dioxide captured from the air, water and renewable electricity, so that once burned in a vehicle they would simply return the carbon to the air, meaning the fuels can be nearly carbon neutral.”
BC Premier Christy Clark announced the funding at Globe 2016.
Canadian Green Tech has covered developments at Carbon Engineering. For more, read the following article: Carbon Engineering says SDTC funding critical to building pilot DAC facility.