This Car Runs on Gas Made Out of Thin Air

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Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) –- “Planet Forward” Host Frank Sesno examines how Air Fuel Synthesis, a British company, has synthesized gas using carbon in the air and hydrogen in water to fuel cars. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s "Lunch Money." (Source: Bloomberg)

Driving your car on say thomas air?

What if i said cars like this are running off thin air?

A small british company says it has put the pieces together, synthesized gas using carbon in the air and hydrogen in the water.

They uploaded their idea to plan it

We are taking existing technology and using it to be able to prove, demystify this initial gut reaction people have that this is magic.

It is very useful.

It is a most magic, but it is actually chemistry.

It involves capturing carbon dioxide and water, then through electrolysis, electric current, isolating the hydrogen from the water and having a react with carbon dioxide to make the good hydrocarbon fuels.

The outcome is a clean carbon neutral fuel that holds the promise of dramatically reducing transportation's carbon footprint.

It is the creating of a closed loop by taking the carbon out of the atmosphere that is causing global warming, and using it to make fuel.

While still in the early stages of development, they decided the best place to test it out is the racetrack.

If the technology can last racing, he will for sure last for shopping or commuting.

There've partnered to bring its carbon neutral gas to racing.

Our aim is to be able on an ideal world to be able to provide zero emissions, zero carbon footprint racing with the same thrills, joyce, excitement that historically racing has provided.

In the future, air capture technology just might shift gears from the racetrack and go to roads and highways around the world to move the planet forward.

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