A Brooklyn-based tech startup has found a new way to brew up carbon-negative rocket fuel by just capturing CO2 emissions from the air. This is the best way to explore the solar system without polluting the earth.
This Air company gained its popularity in November 2019 when the first carbon-negative vodka made of solar energy, water, and air was launched. When the pandemic started, the company quickly directed their production facility into making hand sanitizer; they are now turning CO2 into rocket fuel to make the space industry more ecology-friendly.
We discovered that we can make fuel very efficiently as somewhat of an accident. We were running our systems at higher temperatures than normal, under some conditions that we don’t typically do, and found out that we could very efficiently make these fuel molecules.electrochemist and Air Company co-founder Stafford Sheehan
To date, rocket engines utilized liquid methane produced from natural gas, a non-reusable fossil fuel resource. However, organizations such as Blue Origin and Space X have started looking for new propellants so their rocket engines can be powered for Mars exploration and commercial spaceflight.
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If the CO20-based rocket fuel formula of Air Company was utilized for every launch, they would reduce the emission of 715 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. This carbon-negative rocket fuel could be also used to reduce the ecological impacts of other forms of transportation.
The vision of humans inhabiting Mars is moving closer to becoming a reality, and it is imagined that CO2 can help us reach this goal.
We’ve proven the viability of our breakthrough technology and are impelled to defy the impossible by igniting innovation across every industry vertical we touch.Air Company’s website