The processing of oil without harm for the atmosphere

Recently the increasing distribution receives solar energy. But as we would not like it, the main raw material to produce fuel used in the automotive industry, refueling aircraft, missiles and other types of transport, as well as for heating houses, generating electricity and so on are hydrocarbons extracted from the earth’s interior. Simply put, the oil. And processing not so good for the environment. Huge amounts of greenhouse gases and other substances every day more and more are poisoning our planet. However, scientists have found a way of producing fuel from oil. While it does no harm to the atmosphere.

How to get fuel oil

There are several types of producing fuel from oil. The first — known to many distillation, which produces several fractions, each of which subsequently goes into making a particular type of fuel. The other is much more interesting: in oil “hidden away” a huge amount of hydrogen, which, as you know, is the raw material for clean fuel. Because the combustion of hydrogen produces no harmful gases. Only one problem: when the presently known methods of extraction of hydrogen from oil harmful gases are produced in excess, which stops all further use of clean energy.

See also: Scientists have figured out how to make clean diesel fuel.

However, a group of canadian researchers claims to have invented the method of producing hydrogen directly from the oil fields without harming the Earth’s atmosphere. This researchers said in the recently held in Barcelona Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference dedicated to the issues of environment and energy. As a rule, all news similar meropriyatiy we highlight on our website and on the page in Yandex.Zen. Subscribe to be aware of.

Cheap hydrogen from oil fields (without harmful emissions) may be a source of energy for the world. And you do not have to redo existing infrastructure, — said the Stem Grant, CEO of Proton Technologies, which has developed a new method.

Also interesting is the following: according to the same Grant System, the cost of hydrogen produced with this technology will be about 50 cents per kilo of liquefied gas compared to the current production cost of $ 2 dollars for the same kilogram of hydrogen.

The method is in “addition” of pure oxygen into oil reservoirs underneath the soil. Scientists discovered that the injection of oxygen in oil accumulations increases their temperature, liberating hydrogen, which can be easily filtered from other gases. While drilling rigs to oil production is not required. Technology should work on abandoned oil fields, or where drilling is uneconomical.

It is possible that such a tower will soon be history, giving way to filtration system gases to hydrogen fuel

There is only one problem: the technology yet tested only in laboratory conditions. And in small areas outside the test polygons. Therefore, the scientific community received it with cautious optimism, calling the method is very promising and saying that you need to wait in order to understand how technology will manifest itself in industrial scale.

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