Carbon Engineering and Greyrock Energy have announced a partnership to develop commercial air-to-fuels (A2F) systems, converting ambient CO2 and renewable power into clean, liquid transportation fuels that can be used in the existing transportation infrastructure.
Carbon Engineering and Greyrock are both leaders in the core technologies required for A2F. Carbon Engineering has developed an industrial process for the extraction of CO2 from the atmosphere, and is leading integration of this system with hydrogen production and fuel synthesis steps. Greyrock Energy is recognised as the leader in small scale gas-to-liquids (GTLs) systems that produce clean, specification liquid fuels from gas feedstocks.
The parties are working on an integrated commercial demonstration plant in Squamish, British Colombia that will convert atmospheric carbon dioxide to low carbon liquid fuels, using scalable processing technologies. Carbon Engineering has already secured the requisite financing for this project from a combination of private investment and from the British Columbia Innovative Clean Energy Fund. Carbon Engineering and Greyrock are concurrently working on plans to develop larger commercial systems in Canada and the US.
"Carbon Engineering is committed to develop and commercialise technologies to produce ultra low carbon intensity fuels utilising atmospheric CO2. We are excited to to work with Greyrock Energy on this and future air-to-fuels projects. Hydrocarbon synthesis from atmospheric CO2 is a wholly transformative technology," said Adrian Corless, Carbon Engineering's CEO.
"Greyrock is pleased to be selected by Carbon Engineering for this unique project. We recognise the many years of work that Carbon Engineering has done to capture CO2 from ambient air and believe that commercial systems to produce liquid fuels from this feedstock are within striking distance. Environmental benefits driven by this combination of emerging technologies are substantial," said Robert Schuetzle, Greyrock's CEO.
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