|Carbon Sciences Files Patent Application for Novel High Yield Membrane Reactor |
|Breakthrough Reactor Configuration Improves Conversion Yield and Economics of Company’s CO2 based Gas to Liquids Technology |
Santa Barbara, CA - July 1, 2010 - Carbon Sciences, Inc. (CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform greenhouse gases into gasoline and other portable fuels, today announced the filing of a patent application for a breakthrough reactor configuration. This is the second of a series of patent applications for the company’s highly scalable, clean-tech CO2 based Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) fuel technology for transforming a combination of natural gas and carbon dioxide (CO2) directly into gasoline.
“This novel reactor configuration speaks directly to the commercial feasibility of our technology and its environmentally friendly approach,” stated Byron Elton, CEO, Carbon Sciences. “Current GTL processes rely on energy intensive downstream processing to separate fuel from raw product mixture, which produce and emit significant amounts of CO2. In contrast, our process uses CO2 as a feedstock which mitigates enormous quantities of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere,” added Elton.
Gas-to-liquids is a refinery process that converts natural gas and other gaseous hydrocarbons into longer chain hydrocarbons such as gasoline. Carbon Sciences estimates that they can produce 138 billion gallons of gasoline a year (the annual amount used in the U.S.) with 23 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 586 million tons of CO2 without competing with current natural gas consumption.
“This novel catalytic membrane reactor combines reaction and separation in a single unit operation, increasing per pass product yields beyond equilibrium limitations and reducing plant investment costs through process intensification,” added Dr. Naveed Aslam, Chief Technology Officer for Carbon Sciences.
To learn more about Carbon Sciences' breakthrough technology to create gasoline and other fuels without petroleum, please visit www.carbonsciences.com
|Date: Thursday, July 01, 2010|
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