Perpetual energy,
fossil-free

Perpetual energy,
fossil-free

 

Synthetic fuel is the future

  A “drop-in” substitute for existing assets

  Critical energy density retained unlike electric or hydrogen solutions

  100% fossil-free, circular & net-zero

  Fully scalable, unlike bio- & waste-based solutions

  Made where it is needed: a new paradigm in energy security.

 

Synthetic fuel is the future

What is synthetic fuel?

Synthetic fuels are made using renewable power (wind, solar) and efficient industrial processes (carbon capture, electrolysis, thermal reactions) and should not be confused with biofuels or fuels made from waste. Using an industrial non-biological process is controlled, efficient, reliable, secure and scalable. Manufacture can be co-located in territory – self-contained energy generation without dependence on any foreign supply of raw materials. The process of manufacture and consumption is fully circular – creating an industrial carbon cycle which can continue indefinitely in balance with the environment, just as the biological carbon cycle has done for billions of years.

Why do we need it?

The climate crisis is an urgent priority for policy makers and societies all over the world, primarily caused by the combustion of fossil fuels. With 50x the energy density of a battery, and 4x the energy density of hydrogen, liquid hydrocarbon fuels are an irreplaceable source of power for a vast range of performance-limited vehicles, not least aircraft. Zero Petroleum’s net-zero, fossil-free synthetic fuels can be dropped straight into the existing engines and distribution systems of cars, aircraft, commercial and agricultural vehicles – and run exactly the same way as they do on fossil fuel, without the need for modification.

No change to engines

Synthetic fuels are known as “drop-in” fuels. They are exactly the same as the fossil fuels which they replace – gasoline (petrol), kerosene (jet fuel) and diesel – and can be used in existing engines without any modification whatsoever, and without any loss in power or performance generally. In fact these fuels are superior to fossil fuels, not containing any of the contaminants such as sulphur and with cleaner combustion achieved by better molecular composition.

Planes, trains and automobiles

…..and boats, ships, helicopters, tractors, combines – in fact anything which today uses a combustion engine can also run, fossil-free, using synthetic fuels. For many of these applications even if electrification is technically feasible (and for a great many it is not) the economics and timescales are not attractive in the context of the great urgency required to eliminate fossil-based carbon dioxide emissions.

NEWS AND MEDIA

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

The first aircraft powered by synthetic fuel was achieved by the Royal Air Force and Zero Petroleum Limited in Kemble, Cirencester, UK, on 2 November 2021.

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