Saturday, May 10, 2008

New Technology To Reduce Global Warming

Carbon Sciences Converting C02 Into A Useful Product on an Industrial Scale
25 billion metric tons of Carbon Dioxide, C02 were released into the atmosphere in 2005. Approximately 1/3 of that was from the burning of coal to make electricity.
C02 emissions are generally acknowledged as a contributor to the phenomenon of global warming. Current strategies to deal with the problem include sequestering the gas in underground geological formations and the ocean floor. The long-term energy costs and viability of long-term sequestering are unknown.

Transforming, Not Sequestering, C02
Carbon Sciences proposes a completely different approach to the problem of C02 - transforming the gas into something useful with commercial value instead of burying it somewhere.
The company has developed a patent-pending, working tech­nology that converts C02 into a usable form of Calcium Carbonate, what the company calls GreenCarbonate. This product - made from ubiquitous C02 - has extensive commercial uses, including agricul­ture, the manufacture of paper, coatings, plastics, glass, ceramics, chalk, dental care, cosmetic products, construction and architectural applications and as a natural buffer used in pollution filters.
The GreenCarbonate process combines captured C02 with readily available mineral feedstocks. Using a patent-pending tech­nology, mineral feedstocks are transformed into GreenCarbonate, a highly stable and useful mineral carbonate product.
The GreenCarbon process uses waste mineral products from coal mines and other mining operations, also know as tailings, as a feedstock for the transformation of C02 into useful mineral carbon­ates. Through a proprietary cyclone and mill system, these parti­cles are processed into extremely fme mineral particulates to maxi­mize the available surface area for reacting with C02. This method greatly reduces the energy needed to produce fine particu­late minerals, which reduces the overall cost of this carbon dioxide transformation system.

A New Technology
The final product from the conversion of C02 gas produces mineral carbonates that are inert, safe for the environment with commercial value. There is no storage risk and the commercial value of the product offsets the costs of traditional carbon capture and sequestration systems.

About Carbon Sciences, Inc.
Based in Santa Barbara, California, Carbon Sciences, Inc. has developed an innovative technology to convert carbon dioxide (C02) - which is implicated in the issue of global warming - into a number of commercially useful, earth-friendly carbon products. The company calls this technology advance: GreenCarbon Technology. By eliminating C02 from human-created sources, such as power plants and industrial factories, the company's tech­nology will help reduce the output of C02 into the atmosphere and help reduce global warming. Further, by transforming harmful C02 into useful carbon products, such as building materials, the compa­ny's patent-pending technology will help create other environmen­tally-friendly products and industries. You can get more information at: