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By Robert Rapier on Oct 26, 2012 with 6 responses

Can You Make Fuel from Air and Water?

In this week’s episode of R-Squared Energy TV, I address the recent claims of a U.K.-based company called Air Fuel Synthesis that they have invented a process to create fuel from air and water.

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By Robert Rapier

  1. By Malcolm on October 27, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Yes, but the ‘power in’ comes from renewable energy it starts making a whole lot more sense.

    • By Robert Rapier on October 28, 2012 at 4:16 am

      That’s the only case in which it would really make sense. I made that point in an article at Biofuels Digest. I gave the example of photosynthesis, which is very inefficient but is driven by free sunlight.


      • By Malcolm on October 28, 2012 at 10:16 am

        Here in the UK fuel bills are rising partly because of the subsidies given to wind farms. Unfortunately (or inevitably) the output from those windfarms is unreliable.

        So plenty of convential power plants have to be available on standby. And those have to be running anyway as they can’t just be switched on from a ‘cold start’.

        On other ocassions when the wind is blowing hard but demand is low, we have the absurd situation where the wind farms are paid not to add their output to the national grid.


        This technology would be a great away of storing renewable energy instead of wasting it.

  2. By Russ Finley on October 28, 2012 at 11:34 am

    There is plenty of water and air. It’s a matter of energy consumed to produce a product. I’ve recently read about other similar ideas.

    Making methane with wind power and storing it in the natural gas grid.

    The Navy is studying the use of nuclear power from its ships to make aviation fuel from seawater and air.

    Cost effective storage would revolutionize our energy industry. These ideas are not cost effective.


  3. By Brian on October 29, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Alternative Green Energy

    “Many people do not realize that when you run a car or truck on gasoline of diesel fuel, you are actually running it on hydrogen. And all we are doing is using the hydrogen from water. And under the National Bureau of Standards figures shows that when you use water, the energy release is roughly two and a half times more powerful then that of gasoline. So water is a very powerful fuel.” Stan Meyers 1992

    Stanley Meyer was one of the most important inventors since Nicola Tesla. He was the first inventor to advance High Efficiency Electrolysis Technology to it’s perfection, including running a car completely on tap water. This is based on the original wet cell design that started it all (it is not the Hybrid Cell Design plans).

    Learn How to Easily Replicate Hydrogen Hybrid Technology, used for over 50 Years by The Military, NASA, Scientists, Universities and recently Car Makers such as Honda, BMW and Lexus… Guaranteed! For over 50 years international institutions, universities, engineering associations and independent testing labs have been compiling documentation and test results proving that small amounts of hydrogen added to the internal combustion engine significantly reduces toxic emissions, increases engine performance and provides a more complete burn of the fuel resulting in better gas mileage.

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  4. By trendsworld on January 19, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Petrol from Air and Water? A new method to produce petrol for more

    The news that burst on Friday said that petrol can be made from air and
    water. At present, the petrol is being extracted from ores and then
    pumped in to vehicles in the petrol bunks on the roadsides.

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