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“Pollution” Used for Fuel Production

An Icelandic energy firm and a company owned by US and Icelandic investors have signed a declaration of cooperation to build and operate a plant that produces fuels from the emissions of aluminum smelters.

According to Fréttabladid daily, the two companies, whose identities have not been disclosed, plan to construct a 5-megawatt plant which will begin operations within a year. The factory will be able to harness the emissions of Icelandic aluminum smelters and transform them into methanol. Methanol can then be further processed into gasoline suitable for ordinary cars.

The owners of the enterprise hope that when it is fully operational its output will be 10,000 liters of methanol a day. That could be used to produce 5,000 liters of gasoline.

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