Scientists have discovered a new way to reduce the effects of air travel on the environment.
Experts from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom have succeeded in converting carbon dioxide CO2 into aircraft fuel. This success will help reduce the emission of toxic gases from conventional fuel aircraft to zero. This technique will effectively reverse the fuel-burning process.
Scientists found citric acid, hydrogen, and iron-manganese. The mixture of potassium catalysts was heated to convert it into carbon dioxide, which was in the form of liquid fuel and could be used to fly aircraft. This method is cheaper, simpler, and is possible with the commonly available materials, it is cheaper than the method that helps convert hydrogen and water into fuel.
There will be many challenges in bringing this fuel to the planes right now because only a few grams of fuel could be produced in the laboratory. Much needs to be done to prepare it on a large scale. Researchers are now in talks with industry partners.
This method is also important because it can be used for the aircraft currently available, otherwise different machinery is required for electric aircraft.