Harvard University scientists and the company Carbon Engineering have teamed up to develop a new, climate-friendly way of developing fuel. More specifically, their small factory can pull carbon dioxide out of the air and convert it into gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. And better yet, this technology is both cheap and easy to scale. The Atlantic has more:
A team of scientists from Harvard University and the company Carbon Engineering announced on Thursday that they have found a method to cheaply and directly pull carbon-dioxide pollution out of the atmosphere.
If their technique is successfully implemented at scale, it could transform how humanity thinks about the problem of climate change. It could give people a decisive new tool in the race against a warming planet, but could also unsettle the issue’s delicate politics, making it all the harder for society to adapt.