Santa Barbara, CA - April 21, 2009 - Carbon Sciences, Inc.'s (CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into gasoline and other fuels, announced today that the online edition of Newsweek magazine featured an exclusive interview with the company's executive team.
Carbon Sciences' CEO, Derek McLeish and President, Byron Elton spoke with Newsweek's Anita Kirpalani in the Newsweek exclusive titled, "Carbon to Burn: Entrepreneurs are trying to recycle carbon from the air by turning it into gasoline." The article examines the growing value of carbon as government and industry are beginning to invest in technologies to capture carbon from their smokestacks, and entrepreneurs are beginning to figure out ways to recycle it.
"We believe that the world should look at everything it can to reduce the [carbon] footprint, but the world still needs portable fuel and the best way to have that is our [CO2 to fuel] system," said McLeish.
Elton says the biggest advantage of Carbon Sciences' technology over biofuels is scale, "You can't grow enough [terrestrial crops] to make a big impact. But there is an unbelievable amount of CO2 available. Also, the fuel that we are making [by recycling CO2] goes right back in the existing infrastructure. It is gasoline."
"The U.S.A. will be a leader in climate change and technology, and the new administration seems to send the right signals about that. The most recent one is that the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] decided yesterday to make carbon a pollutant. It's major," said McLeish referring to the agency's landmark April 17 ruling that carbon dioxide poses a health danger, a major step towards the introduction of far-reaching climate change regulations that will give the Obama administration the power to impose carbon regulations even if its hopes for a nationwide emissions cap-and-trade are thwarted in Congress.
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About Carbon Sciences, Inc.
Carbon Sciences, Inc. is developing a breakthrough technology to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into the basic fuel building blocks required to produce gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other portable fuels. Innovating at the intersection of chemical engineering and bio-engineering disciplines, we are developing a highly scalable biocatalytic process to meet the fuel needs of the world. Our solution to energy and climate challenges is a sustainable world of fuel consumption and climate stability by transforming CO2 into fuel. For example, Carbon Sciences' breakthrough technology can be used to transform CO2 emitted from fossil fuel power plants into gasoline to run cars and jet fuel to fly aircraft. To learn more about the Company, please visit our website at http://www.carbonsciences.com.