SOLAR-JET — fuel from water, carbon dioxide and sunlight


Scientists working on the project Solar-jet, has created a unique kerosene, which is able to be renewed. In the laboratory, they have repeatedly tried to create a small amount of fuel from products of combustion in engines, according to a source from the European Commission.

Technologists and researchers were able to close the collapse of kerosene, reproducing in a single full-circuit, which consisted of carbon dioxide and water. This chain was obtained from the combustion of fuel directly under the influence of a concentrated, artificial sunlight. The result has been ready to use synthetic gas, which turned back into the kerosene.

New developments contribute to greater human security, the protection of nature and effectiveness of the processes in which they are introduced. For example, when-that of electricity did not know, and today a reliable cable VVG actively laid, is connected with different types of electrical equipment, operated for the benefit of man.

The whole process of resumption of kerosene is described by the rule of Fischer-Tropsch. As a result of this process the fuel was certified and ready for use in various types of engines. It can be used in aircraft engines without additional modifications. However, the laboratories are able to obtain only a small number of unique "solar kerosene".

The next step of the project Solar-jet implies optimization of the solar reactor. In it with products of combustion of kerosene creates a synthetic gas. The researchers have a new goal — to find out how the process will be effective on an industrial scale, and whether the fuel produced is competitive in cost. Because this technology will produce cleaner and plentiful fuel for cars, planes and other modes of transport. This will significantly strengthen the entire energy security, preventing the main environmental problems: greenhouse gases, global warming.

By itself, the project Solar-jet has started to exist recently. He was born in June 2011, and every year receives funding from the European Union about 2.3 million euros. It gathers together the major research organizations in industry, academia, and in particular, Solutions Bauhaus Luftfahrt, ETH Zurich, DLR, Shell Global.





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