Turning Airborne Carbon Into Fuel
We are already experiencing the ill effects of greenhouse gases in the form of global warming, glaciers and polar ice melting, rise in the sea level and sudden, unpredictable variation in weather, turning catastrophic sometimes. The eventual effect of global warming is sending a chill down the spines of environmentalists. Several teams of researchers are working overnight on carbon capture technology. It intends to remove undesirable amount of carbon dioxide, the main culprit in global warming, from the atmosphere.
Scientists are working on erecting towers which will work as giant trees with immense appetite for carbon. These giant tower trees can absorb carbon from automobiles, forest fires, volcanic eruptions, deforested areas, burning oil wells, agricultural and industrial burning etc. The capacity of these towers for carbon absorption will be one ton a day, per tower.
A tree absorbs the same amount of carbon in a century. At the same time a tree emits carbon dioxide during metabolic activities or while rotting. But these towers will not do the same. The captured carbon can be stored underground for industrial purposes. For example, stored carbon can be reprocessed into liquid form. This liquid carbon can be used for motor fuel.
Global Research Technologies, LLC (GRT), is continuing to refine ACCESS(TM), its air-capture technology product named for the initials in the phrase “Atmospheric Carbon CapturE SystemS”.
GRT is a research and development company dedicated to the commercialization of products and processes with a positive energy and environmental impact.
GRT’s proof-of-concept successes have established that the firm is on its way to designing and building patented air-capture technology that will eventually enable the removal of millions of tons of CO2 a day from the earth’s atmosphere. GRT is also refining its long-term business model and working to integrate large numbers of future ACCESS units into markets that produce and use CO2.
Apart from sucking carbon from the atmosphere another advantage of ACCESS units is that they can be established anywhere with little effort. For instance they can be placed at locations replete with carbon emission. Both big and small versions of access are going to be available in a few years.