Aberdeen, Scotland - With one of the world's most famous railway lines, Stockton-on-Tees has already given birth to one transport revolution. On September 27, 1825, it carried the first ever passenger rail service along its 40km route through industrial north-east England - changing the world forever.
Today, it is at the centre of another technological breakthrough that some scientists and engineers believe could be just as significant as steam locomotion.
A small company working in two converted shipping containers says it has found a way to make petrol from fresh air and water. Air Fuel Synthesis Chief Executive Peter Harrison says the process could help curb climate change by providing a cleaner alternative to oil.
"We’ve taken carbon dioxide from air and hydrogen from water and turned these elements into petrol."
- Peter Harrison, Air Fuel Synthesis
"We've taken carbon dioxide from air and hydrogen from water and turned these elements into petrol," he told Al Jazeera. "For a country like the UK it means we could create all the fuel you want from renewable energy.
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