Clean Energy

British Company Extracts Fuel from Air

Lots of electricity is required, but it seems promising

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Revolutionary new technology that produces "petrol from air" is being produced by a British firm, it emerged tonight.

 A small company in the north of England has developed the "air capture" technology to create synthetic petrol using only air and electricity.

Experts tonight hailed the astonishing breakthrough as a potential "game-changer" in the battle against climate change and a saviour for the world's energy crisis.

The technology, presented to a London engineering conference this week, removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.