AIR Co. (AIR) is making significant strides in carbon transformation with the construction of an expanded commercial demonstration plant capable of converting captured carbon dioxide into fuel-grade paraffins, ethanol, and methanol. This facility, an extension of a successful two-year pilot project in Brooklyn, N.Y., marks a significant advancement in sustainable hydrocarbon fuel production.
AIR’s power-to-liquids technology, known as AIRMade, promises a streamlined solution for harnessing waste CO2 to create hydrocarbon fuels and a range of industrial and consumer products.
Traditional methods involve a multi-step approach, commencing with the reverse water-gas shift reaction to produce carbon monoxide, followed by Fischer-Tropsch synthesis to generate hydrocarbons.
Stafford Sheehan, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of AIR, underscores the efficiency of their approach, stating, “Our technology can produce hydrocarbons suitable for aviation fuels at just half the energy cost of traditional Fischer-Tropsch processes.”
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