US Air Force looks to make jet fuel from atmospheric carbon dioxide

In times of conflict, supply lines are one of the most devastating, and thus effective, targets because they quite literally fuel the war effort. To reduce their reliance on jet fuel from supply lines, the US Air Force is banking on “industrial photosynthesis”, a process that takes carbon dioxide and water from the air to turn them into jet fuel. These two ‘ingredients’ are broken down into their base elements and then turned into methane, which is then continuously manipulated to eventually form jet fuel for the planes. Read full article here


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