Director of Sandia National Laboratories Recognizes Company's Progress Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Santa Barbara, CA - May 11, 2009 - Carbon Sciences, Inc. (CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to recycle carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into gasoline and other fuels, announced that its innovative approach to carbon recycling was recognized in a testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Hearing on "Beneficial Reuse of Carbon Dioxide from Coal and Other Fossil Fuel Facilities" held on May 6.
Margie Tatro, Director of Fuel and Water Systems at Sandia National Laboratories, the multi-program national security laboratory owned by the U.S. Department of Energy and Sandia Corporation, testified on the environmental and economic benefits that would be achieved with significant investments in the carbon recycling sector. The principle focus of Tatro's congressional testimony was on carbon recycling technologies, which she believes hold the most promise in carbon management over other approaches such as reducing, reusing or burying CO2.
Tatro explained, "The U.S. economy and environment would benefit from investments in scalable technologies and processes for recycling of carbon dioxide (CO2) as one option for addressing two critical, yet interrelated, challenges facing our nation and the world - stabilizing the concentration of CO2 in our atmosphere and producing new supplies of liquid hydrocarbon fuels that help reduce our dependence on petroleum.
Her testimony continued outlining specific carbon management options. Recognizing other progressive work in carbon recycling, Tatro said, "Hybrid biological and electrical approaches are showing progress. Examples include work at Princeton and announcements from the private sector, such as Carbon Sciences."
"We believe the U.S. will lead the world in climate change technology and far-reaching regulations," said Byron Elton, President of Carbon Sciences. "The benefits of carbon recycling are obvious. Congressional interest in exploring this sustainable and affordable method is very commendable. We are honored and excited that our work in this area was acknowledged by Ms. Tatro on behalf of her esteemed institution as they continue their diligent work to understand climate change and meet future energy needs."
Carbon Sciences calls its CO2 recycling process "a much more attractive option" than carbon capture and storage, noting that 30 percent of total global liquid-fuel demand in 2030 could be met by recycling 25 percent of the CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants through the company's breakthrough CO2-to-Fuel technology.