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Devices and methods are described for converting a carbon source and a hydrogen source into hydrocarbons, such as alcohols, for alternative energy sources. The influents may comprise carbon dioxide gas and hydrogen gas or water, obtainable from the atmosphere for through methods described herein, such as plasma generation or electrolysis. One method to produce hydrocarbons comprises the use of an electrolytic device, comprising an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte. Another method comprises the use of ultrasonic energy to drive the reaction. The devices and methods and related devices and methods are useful, for example, to provide a fossil fuel alternative energy source, store renewable energy, sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, counteract global warming, and store carbon dioxide in a liquid fuel.

Title
Methods and devices for the production of hydrocarbons from carbon and hydrogen sources
Application Number
12/151206
Publication Number
8277631 (B2)
Application Date
May 5, 2008
Publication Date
October 2, 2012
Inventor
Douglas R Hole
Edmonton
CA
Craig D Eastman
Edmonton
CA
Agent
Sidley Austin
Assignee
Principle Energy Solutions
CA
IPC
C25B 3/02
C25B 3/00
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