|Carbon Sciences Applauds House of Representativesí Approval of Climate Change Bill |
|As Greenhouse Gas Emissions Dominate National Agenda, CO2 Recycling Technology Emerges as Viable Alternative to Carbon Capture and Storage |
Santa Barbara, CA - July 20, 2009 - Carbon Sciences, Inc. (CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to recycle carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into gasoline and other portable fuels, commends the House of Representatives for passing a sweeping climate change bill on Friday that will significantly change the energy landscape of the world
“The American Clean Energy and Security Act is a critical step towards bringing our country up-to-date with the green revolution. It aims to create jobs, increase energy security and reduce carbon emissions, which are all aligned with the goals of Carbon Sciences,” said Byron Elton, CEO, Carbon Sciences, Inc.
Carbon Sciences’ breakthrough process transforms CO2 into fuels using an enzyme based biocatalytic process. One of the key innovations is a protective shell that significantly increases the activity and life of the enzymes. “It's been long proven that CO2 can be converted into liquid fuel, but the lack of a scalable technology and massive energy requirements prevented this category of technology from being commercially viable,” said Elton.
To help mitigate the 27 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted annually, many experts are stressing the continued research and development of innovative green technologies. Carbon capture and sequestration (“CCS”), a technology that buries CO2 underground, is one such technology. But many believe that the limitations of CCS cannot support full-scale deployment and will not promptly mitigate the worsening effects of climate change. In response to this challenge, carbon dioxide recycling presents a very attractive option for solving the CO2 problem.
“CO2 recycling has an incredible list of benefits for our environment, our economy and the safety of our country. Not only does the technology reuse and recycle CO2, but also operations can be set up anywhere to produce useful products, instead of just burying CO2 and monitoring it for eternity. In our case, we recycle CO2 into fuel, one of the most useful products in the world. Unlike biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, the fuel produced by our technology is compatible with the current transportation infrastructure. We strongly believe this is the solution to both energy independence and climate change,” added Elton.
In September, Mr. Elton will be speaking at the Carbon Capture World Summit in Arlington, Virginia, where he was invited to educate government officials, financial institutions, law firms and leading industry experts, on the benefits of recycling CO2 into fuel. “It is a great honor to be invited to speak at the CCS conference. It shows that the CCS community is open to new ideas to reduce carbon emissions.”
|Date: Monday, July 20, 2009|
Continue to About Carbon Sciences