They take a low carbon fuel, C12H26, and turn it into vehicle power. They are why CO2 fell by 4.5% 2 years ago, and 6% last year. The oil countries are going ballistic – as they backed Global Warming, as a way of decreasing oil volumes shipped – and keeping prices up.
They totally forgot, that within 5 minutes, photosynthesis had turned extra CO2 back into biomass – rewinding the climate map to the late Jurassic.
When there was 10% more oxygen in the air – though 4 parts per million CO2 in the global air – today there is a capped 2ppm.
Sea levels were 60 meters LOWER. There was 65% more life on Earth. Though there were 3 natural ice-ages. 1 lasting 650 million years, with 8ppm CO2 in the air – 4 times more than today.
So plants grow, and animal life expands. All from a trace of only a static 2ppm CO2 in the air – its pre-industrial level.
So both petrols and diesels produce NO and NO2 – NOx. This gets washed out of the air – as plant fertilizer. The oil companies do not want this! They forgot petrol engines are as potent a source ir NOx.
The major global source is lightening – followed by wood fires. Man's engines are not even in the incremental noise of NOx measurement.
Really what we want is biopetrol. If we do fracking, we have an unlimited source of CH4 – methane. So we can use of shore fracking, as an alternative to burning fossil natural gas. So bacteria take in CO2 to grow, and we skin up the bacterial sludge, and form carbohydrates. That is organic carbon, bonded to water. We take off just methane.
So we recycle the CO2 from last year: non fossil CO2. Alternatively we can heat steam to 350oC, using a steam plasma tube. This is green, non polluting power.
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We then heat the diesel to 500oC, and drip it down titanium honeycomb catalyst, we pump the methane up.
2 C12H26+4CH4+E->C16H34 we make biopetrol
So it took in CO2 this year – and when burnt we release no new CO2- it is a carbon 0 fuel. Unlike Fossil Fuels. And we can make it in a town or city, for 20% of the cost of fossil petrol.
So the oil countries would rather we went back to CO2 producing petrol engimnes: fine – burn biopetrol. Save life on Earth.