While Nigeria struggles with the production and circulation of fuel, some British Engineers have come up with a new way to produce petrol.
A group of engineers in a small company in the north of England have developed the “air capture” technology to create synthetic petrol using only air and electricity.
Some experts in the field praised the astonishing breakthrough, calling it a potential “game-changer” in the battle against climate change and a saviour for the world’s energy crisis.
The technology was presented in a London engineering conference last week and is aimed at removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The “petrol from air” technology involves taking sodium hydroxide and mixing it with carbon dioxide before “electrolysing” the sodium carbonate that it produces to form pure carbon dioxide. Hydrogen is then produced by electrolysing water vapour captured with a dehumidifier.
Well, considering that petrol is to Nigeria what Gold is to Ghana, this mystery technology sounds very doable in Nigeria.
Although the Air Petrol process is still undergoing refining, the Federal government of Nigeria would benefit from keying into such an innovative inventory, as it will reduce the chaos in the petroleum industry.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC have warned that fuel price will increase again in the nearest future. They made this public in a recent chat with Newsmen in Abuja. According to the managing director of the organization, Dr. Baru, N145 per litre does not sit down well with the logistics of production and therefore is just for the time being as the new fuel price will be communicated soon. He says a rough estimate of about N151 per liter may be commiserate, but however, have not concluded on the actual price yet.