Start reducing the transport carbon footprint with an eco-friendly alternative
Synthetic carbon-neutral fuels can be made “to spec” - no need to remove impurities by refining crude fossil oil into specific fuel types. Any fuel or crude-oil based material can ultimately also be made from synthetic hydrocarbons produced by the AFS process. This includes methanol, gasoline, diesel, lubricants and waxes as well as plastics and building materials, some of which have other substitutes, but few as useful and versatile as a hydrocarbon base. The first commercial AFS plants will produce high-spec fuels for blending into motorsport applications where demand for carbon-reduction and quality is particularly strong.
The advantages of a synthetic fuel compared to other alternative fuel options
Synthetic fuels can be manufactured from biomass, natural gas or coal - or by the AFS fuels process. Sustainability questions attend biomass options. The next two, gas and coal, although proven, are still fossil-fuel based.
AFS sustainable liquid fuels are are carbon-neutral and do not take up land otherwise potentially used for food or preserving biodiversity. Alternative fuels cannot be left undeveloped until the time comes that fossil fuels become prohibitively expensive due to scarcity. We are developing fuels as commercially viable alternatives now, and most importantly, sustainable fuels for the future of our transport needs.
To find out more about the AFS solution and technology for producing sustainable liquid fuel, visit our Technology page, which explains the progress we have made and continue to make in the development of synthetic fuels that are also carbon-neutral.
Rushlight Awards 2012/13
The team at Air Fuel Synthesis believe there is a strong case, based on energy security and ambitious carbon reduction targets, to develop a drop in, near carbon neutral, aviation fuel using low carbon electricity, hydrogen, and atmospheric carbon dioxide.Read more...