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Paving the way for solar fuels: Synhelion produces solar syngas on an industrial scale for the first time

Synhelion has become the first company in the world to succeed in producing syngas on an industrial scale using only solar heat as an energy source. The last decisive technical milestone for the industrial production of carbon-neutral jet fuels has thus been reached.

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The Economist – Ways to make aviation fuel green

Travelling by air is by no means the biggest source of anthropogenic greenhouse-gases. At the moment, it contributes about 2.5% of them. But, after a covid-induced dip, air travel is once again growing, and its emissions are high-profile and hard to deal with.

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Der Standard – Solartreibstoffe sollen die Luftfahrt künftig klimafreundlich machen

Ein Schweizer Start-up entwickelt Treibstoffe aus Sonnenenergie und Kohlendioxid, mit denen bald die Swiss abheben will. Aber noch steht die Produktion erst am Anfang.

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ZDF – Sustainable vacations

ZDF visited the Synhelion solar fuel test facility in Jülich together with Diamondo Earthrounding – two pilots flying around the world to highlight initiatives that drive the transition toward net-zero aviation.

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STAT Times – First solar fuel-powered flight may be a reality in less than 2 years

Jan Pechstein, Senior Director of Corporate Emissions Management and Sustainable Aviation Fuels, Lufthansa Group, said the first solar fuel-powered Lufthansa flight may soon be a reality, taking off in less than two years.

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ecozentrisch – Nachhaltige Transformation der Luftfahrt

Sommerzeit – Reisezeit! Aber wie nachhaltig ist es denn überhaupt, mit dem Flugzeug zu fliegen? Wie Europa hier eine Vorreiterrolle einnehmen kann, darüber spricht der Podcaster Sascha Pallenberg mit dem SWISS CEO Dieter Vranckx und Synhelion CEO Philipp Furler.

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BILANZ – Die Klimaretter

Die Start-ups Climeworks und Synhelion haben das Potenzial, die Klimakrise abzuwenden. Die Ideen zu ihrer Technik stammen vom selben ETH-Professor, bei dem die Gründer studiert haben: Dieses Dreieck hat das Potenzial, von Zürich aus das Klima zu retten.

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01TV – En route pour demain

L’émission télé “En route pour demain”, dédiée aux nouvelles mobilités en voulait savoir plus sur Synhelion et a interviewé Gianluca Ambrosetti. En bref: Des carburants solaires pour décarboner les transports.

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