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METHOD OF PRODUCING SYNTHETIC FUELS AND ORGANIC CHEMICALS FROM ATMOSPHERIC CARBON DIOXIDE

United States Patent Application

20130281553
A1
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The present invention is directed to providing a method of producing synthetic fuels and organic chemicals from atmospheric carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide gas is extracted from the atmosphere, hydrogen gas is obtained by splitting water, a mixture of the carbon dioxide gas and the hydrogen gas (synthesis gas) is generated, and the synthesis gas is converted into synthetic fuels and/or organic products. The present invention is also directed to utilizing a nuclear power reactor to provide power for the method of the present invention.
Kubic, William Louis (Los Alamos, NM), Martin, F. Jeffrey (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security LLC (Los Alamos NM)
13/ 777,878
February 26, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.