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Engineers say they have found a new way to create fuel ‘out of thin air’

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Engineers say they have found a new way to create fuel ‘out of thin air’

Researchers from ETH Zurich have reported the first real-world demonstration of the full process of creating fuel from sunlight and air.

The findings may pave the way towards producing carbon-neutral hydrocarbon fuels, but a lot of work would be needed to upscale the process.

In the new study, Aldo Steinfeld, of ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and colleagues describe a solar fuel system, located on the roof of a laboratory, that is made up of three essential units.

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