For the foreseeable future, hydrocarbon fuel will be needed to power aircraft. Electric planes are viable for shorter distances and lighter payloads, but not for most journeys. What is required is a net zero method for aviation fuel production, and the image below outlines such a route incorporating the SPOCC Reactor.
Energy is required to break the carbon-oxygen bond in carbon dioxide. Reactions in the above cycle break down CO2 at 2 places.
Omnagen’s innovative self-powered CO2 converter; a device which converts carbon dioxide, methane and air into useful chemicals, without the need for external energy. This is how the device works.
Carbon dioxide is a very stable molecule, it will react with some minerals to form stable carbonates, but other reactions require energy. Photosynthesis, for example, uses energy from the sun to convert CO2 and water into glucose and oxygen.
Natural gas is converted in a fuel cell to a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide (syngas). The syngas is reacted with steam to produce more hydrogen plus carbon dioxide.
The fuel cell generates electricity. This is used to power water electrolysis, to produce even more hydrogen. For more information.
The CO2 from this reaction is mixed with natural gas and air in Omnagen's SPOCC Reactor, which converts it into a carbon-rich syngas for use in the chemical industry. No external energy is required for this reaction.