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‘Solar’ Jet Fuel Made Out of Thin Air. The Next Great Emerging Tech or Is It a Hot Fiery Bust?

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The dream of producing hydrocarbon fuels from carbon dioxide and sunlight is one step closer thanks to chemists in Europe who have made jet fuel from scratch in a solar reactor for the first time.

‘This technology means we might one day produce cleaner and plentiful fuel for planes, cars and other forms of transport,’ said Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European commissioner for research, innovation and science. ‘This could greatly increase energy security and turn one of the main greenhouse gases responsible for global warming into a useful resource.’

[SOURCE](http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2014/05/solar-jet-fuel-made-out-thin-air)

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