Future of the Environment

This refinery mixes sunlight and air to create fuel

A recipe for cleaner fuel. Image: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

ETH Zurich

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The parabolic reflector bundles the light and directs it to the two reactors in the middle of the plant. Image: Alessandro Della Bella/ETH Zurich
The fuel that the solar refinery produces Image: Alessandro Della Bella/ETH Zurich
The research plant produces syngas, which can be processed into liquid hydrocarbon fuels through conventional methanol or Fischer–Tropsch synthesis. Image: Alessandro Della Bella/ETH Zurich

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