Research Team From Finland Is Considered Among the World's Leaders in Carbon Mineralization Research
Santa Barbara, CA - June 30, 2008 - Carbon Sciences, Inc. (CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into high value, earth-friendly products, today announced that it has signed a joint research agreement with Abo University, Finland.
The research team led by Professor Ron Zevenhoven at Abo University is considered among the world's leaders in carbon transformation research. Carbon transformation, technically referred to as carbon mineralization, is a process in which CO2 is combined with rock minerals to produce a solid carbonate. Due to the unique geology of Finland, underground sequestration of CO2 is not an economically viable option. Therefore, an important option for CO2 mitigation in Finland is carbon transformation.
Derek McLeish, the company's CEO, commented, "Carbon Sciences is aligning with various international strategic partners. With the completion of this agreement, we'll be working with the world's premier researchers in CO2 carbon transformation."
"We are pleased to be researching carbon mineralization technologies with Carbon Sciences," stated Professor Ron Zevenhoven of Abo University. "Our research associates have studied and worked with many promising approaches to permanently capturing CO2 in the last decade. We are delighted to be working with Carbon Sciences, a visionary company in the industry."
Professor Zevenhoven, formerly of Helsinki University, has been at the forefront of this research for many years. Geological sequestration or underground storage is one of the proposed solutions for mitigating CO2 emissions. However, in many instances it is simply not feasible, geographically or economically, to bury CO2 underground. Long term environmental and human risks and their associated costs argue instead for other technical solutions. Carbon Sciences' technology transforms CO2, using a carbon mineralization process, into high value products used in everyday life.
About Carbon Sciences, Inc.
Carbon Sciences, Inc. is developing a breakthrough technology to transform harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from human created sources, such as power plants and industrial factories, into high value, earth-friendly products. The initial application of our patent-pending technology is targeted at a multi-billion dollar market. We are developing a proprietary process to transform CO2 emissions into a high value chemical compound, currently used in the production of paper, pharmaceuticals and plastics. Unlike existing methods of production, our process will be carbon neutral, use less energy and result in a lower cost product. To learn more about the Company, please visit our website at http://www.carbonsciences.com.