New bio-diesel-producing method does not emit CO2 during conversions

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A new method has been developed that can produce enough fuel to power all cars in America, according to U.S. scientists. The method is capable of fueling the needs of other transport forms as well.

It recycles all the carbon dioxide (CO2) usually wasted in biofuel production, proving itself to be far more efficient compared to the previous techniques. The new process — hybrid hydrogen-carbon process — uses hydrogen from renewable energy sources to trap all the CO2 produced when making biofuel.

Generally, the process of converting biomass to fuel is not that efficient as it loses two-thirds of it as CO2 during conversion. But, the new method could potentially produce diesel fuel from coal or biomass, without adding to the total amount of CO2 in the atmosphere at the same time.

Thanks to the chemical engineers led by Rakesh Agrawal of Purdue University in Indiana for proposing this method.