Creating renewable fuel from carbon dioxide

One Canadian clean energy company hopes to develop a plant to produce fuel with up to 90% fewer emissions than what’s currently at the pump. Huron Clean Energy is partnering with two carbon capture businesses, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures and Carbon Engineering, to develop direct air capture technology. The process involves removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and combining it with hydrogen to produce transportation fuel. The B.C. government will be supporting this new renewable hydrocarbon initiative by injecting $2 million from the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) fund. It’s anticipated that the project will provide thousands of short-term construction jobs and hundreds of long-term jobs. By 2025, the facility should be up and running to replace a portion of petroleum-based fuels consumed by Canadians. 

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