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An energy company in Iceland says it has become the first in the world to produce renewable fuel from CO2 emissions on a commercial scale (via Reuters):

The process essentially combines carbon dioxide with hydrogen to form methanol, which is similar to ethanol and can be derived from other sources such as wood or coal. Producers of the fuel face similar distribution challenges to ethanol producers in the U.S. — cars aren’t designed to run on the fuel, so it can only be blended in limited amounts (in Iceland, the blend limit is 3 percent).

Ken Paulman

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.