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Jun 17

Turning Airborne Carbon Into Fuel

Posted in Environment and Sustainability | Future Technology | Waste to Energy

Carbon 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.

Carbon Capture

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.

  • Alex R

    I feel like this technology is a little bit risky. I’d like to learn more about it though. This is certainly not the solution to our energy needs, but it is an interesting solution to the increase in CO2 levels on Earth.

  • ralph

    This is a great thing here — like to see this happen worldwide.

  • http://www.adamvalentine.com Learn to draw animals

    That is really cool. I’d be very interested to learn more about how you would actually use the carbon for fuel.

    Taking carbon dioxide out of the air doesn’t seem too difficult but how do you create a fuel source from it?

  • http://chem-eng.blogspot.com zaki

    It’s good to know that this carbon capture and storage technology research is already made available. I think its just a matter on improving it. If this technology is successful, then I believe, the world will be a better place to live in…

  • William

    The statement about CO2 being the main culprit in global warming is not exactly correct. I believe water vapor is a much bigger contributor to the retention of heat from the sun than CO2. Here is the website of someone who has done some extensive study on the subject: http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/LGOULD

  • Steven Albert

    I most definitely believe we will eventually be using many other forms of energy generation systems including the components of air, water, waste and solar. We must explore every and all other possibilities other than controlled exhaustible resources. Our ever increasing knowledge about our Bioshere must be used to develop sustainable energy for infrastructure and transportation in order for us to continue life on earth. Our population increasing exponentially demands alternative approaches not determined solely by profit and immediate gratification

    S. Albert
    Environmental Sciences, Sustainable Building.

  • http://www.heavenlyfarms.com Harpal Singh Grewal

    Good concept,it is going to open a new dimension of thought process & business opportunity. The costs can be set aside by municipalities, State Govt Etc. The trial should begin from the big cities around the World.

  • midhun

    This technology would be good if it is placed near mass polluting centers like power plants and industries. I also read an article in this site about converting co2 to fuel using bacteria. clubbing both these if feasible would be absolutely great


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