Petrol from thin air?

A small engineering firm in the north has created technology that can create petrol from air

As crazy as it sounds, the technology has so far produced 5 usable litres of petrol from a process known as an “air capture” system; their technology page describes it in detail.

It took three months to get the 5 litres of usable petrol but the company, Air Fuel Synthesis, hopes that in 15 years a refinery scale operation could be built to provide Britain with its own source of petrol without having to rely on volatile foreign markets.