Zero net carbon fuels
Using solar and wind power, CO2 from the air, and a revolutionary technology, Prometheus makes gasoline and jet fuels to keep us moving without a guilty conscience. Closing the circle on energy redemption makes this fuel truly carbon neutral and endorses BMW’s strategy of Power of Choice.
The modularity of the approach will enable micro-cells of gasoline production where there is a surplus of renewable energy available. The Prometheus Titan Fuel Forge pulls CO2 and water from the air using a novel direct air capture system. The salvaged CO2 encounters renewable electricity in an electrochemical stack called the Faraday Reactor. The electricity "charges" the carbon with hydrogen molecules from the water to create long-chain alcohols, releasing pure oxygen. In the next step, the alcohols are harvested using the Maxwell Core, a special type of nanotube membrane exclusively owned by Prometheus. In a final catalyst step, the alcohols are combined and water is recovered. This last step can be customized to produce gasoline, diesel, or jet fuel that are atomically identical to the fossil fuels used today.