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Solar fuel utilization
- May 10, 2018 -

From June 2011, the European Union began to use the high temperature energy provided by the sun's rays, using water and carbon dioxide as raw materials, and committed to the development and production of "solar" fuel. Up to now, the R&D team has successfully achieved the full-scale production of laboratory-scale renewable fuels for the first time in the world. Its products are in full compliance with the European Union's standards for aircraft and automobile fuel, and do not require any adjustments to aircraft and automotive engines.

The "solar" fuel prototype developed and designed is mainly composed of two major technical components: The first part is designed and developed using the high-temperature energy generated by concentrated solar light, supplemented by ETH Zürich's proprietary intellectual property additives for metal oxides. The solar high-temperature reactor converts water and carbon dioxide into syngas, the main components of which are hydrogen and carbon monoxide. In the second part, the high-temperature synthesis gas of waste heat is converted into high-temperature synthesis gas according to the Fischer-Tropsch Principe principle. Commercially available “solar” fuel products for the market.

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