The Soletair concept

All resources we need for the sustainable fuels and plastics are in the air, all around us. We only need two key components: carbon and hydrogen. Carbon we can capture directly from the air as CO2 and hydrogen we can produce by renewable electricity from the sun or wind. With the help of catalytic synthesis, we can combine them into hydrocarbons suitable for fuel and plastic production.

In the SOLETAIR project, we integrate these sustainable technologies to demonstrate that renewable products from the sun and air are available, already today.

Phase 1: Renewable energy

We power the system
with 100% clean
solar energy
Power electronics
will transfter the electricity
in to the process

Phase 2: Hydrogen production

Phase 2: Hydrogen production

First we produce hydrogen
using the electrolyzer module
The electrolyzer splits
water molecules
to H2 and O2
Hydrogen is then supplied
to the next module

Phase 3: Direct air capture

Phase 3: Direct air capture

We collect carbon dioxide
from the air using
the direct air capture module
Carbon dioxide is separated
from air by the adsorption process

Phase 4: Mobile synthesis unit

Phase 4: Mobile synthesis unit

We transfer
CO2 and H2 to
mobile synthesis unit
Intensified synthesis reactor
combines CO2 and H2
to CxHy
Multifunctional hydrocarbons
are used for fuel, gas and
plastic production

Phase 5: Refining process

INTERMEDIATE
CHEMICALS
OIL REFINERY
GAS

Phase 6: Consumer products

CONSUMER
PRODUCTS
GASOLINE
& DIESEL
SYNTHETIC
NATURAL GAS

Towards a sustainable future

The SOLETAIR renewable concept offers a beneficial option for the renewal of the Finnish and global industry. The process is multipurpose and modifiable for the demands of variable industrial sites. The wide range of possible end products enables obtaining the best value from the renewable electricity and CO2 emissions. The SOLETAIR aims for making the sustainable future not only possible but also feasible!

The Soletair concept

All resources we need for the sustainable fuels and plastics are in the air, all around us. We only need two key components: carbon and hydrogen. Carbon we can capture directly from the air as CO2 and hydrogen we can produce by renewable electricity from the sun or wind. With the help of catalytic synthesis, we can combine them into hydrocarbons suitable for fuel and plastic production.

In the SOLETAIR project, we integrate these sustainable technologies to demonstrate that renewable products from the sun and air are available, already today.

Phase 1: Renewable energy

We power the system with 100% clean solar energy. Power electronics will transfer the electricity in to the process.

Phase 2: Hydrogen production

First we produce hydrogen using the electrolycer module. The electrolyzer splits water molecules to H2 and O2. Hydrogen is then supplied to the next module.

Phase 3: Direct air capture

We collect carbon dioxide from the air using the direct air capture module. Carbon dioxide is separated from the air by the adsorption process.

Phase 4: Mobile synthesis unit

We transfer CO2 and H2 to mobile synthesis unit. Intensified synthesis reactor combines CO2 and H2 to CXHY. Multifunctional hydrocarbons are used for fuel, gas and plastic production.

Phase 5: Refining process

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Phase 6: Consumer products

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Towards a sustainable future

The SOLETAIR renewable concept offers a beneficial option for the renewal of the Finnish and global industry. The process is multipurpose and modifiable for the demands of variable industrial sites. The wide range of possible end products enables obtaining the best value from the renewable electricity and CO2 emissions. The SOLETAIR aims for making the sustainable future not only possible but also feasible!

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