Santa Barbara, CA - May 11, 2007 - Carbon Sciences, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform earth destroying carbon dioxide into earth friendly carbon products, today announced the filing of a patent application for its carbon transformation technology - GreenCarbon™.
Carbon dioxide ("CO2") is a major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. In 2005 there were 25 billion metric tons of CO2 released into the atmosphere. Approximately one third of that was from the combustion of coal for the production of electricity. The Company's patent-pending GreenCarbon process combines CO2 captured from emission sources such as coal-fired power plants, with readily available mineral feedstock. This mineral feedstock is transformed into mineral carbonates, which are highly stable products for use in building materials, paper, plastics, fertilizers and other industrial applications.
GreenCarbon technology uses waste products from coal mines and other mining operations as a feedstock for the transformation of CO2 into useful mineral carbonates. Through a proprietary system, these particles are processed into extremely fine mineral particulates to optimize the available surface area for reacting with CO2. This method greatly reduces the energy needed to produce fine particulate minerals, which reduces the overall cost of mitigating carbon dioxide emissions, thereby achieving an economical solution.
Derek McLeish, the Company's CEO, said "We are facing a global problem that we believe only innovative technology can solve. Existing strategies deal with CO2 emissions by capturing CO2 and sequestering, or burying, them in underground geological formations and the ocean floor. We believe that these are potentially dangerous solutions. Using our carbon transformation approach, we can offer a safer and more valuable solution to the world. At Carbon Sciences, we believe that by applying the best minds and innovative technology to the problem of human induced global warming, we can be a positive force in healing the Earth and making it a better place for our grandchildren and their grandchildren.
About Carbon Sciences, Inc.
Carbon Sciences, Inc., is developing an innovative technology to transform earth destroying carbon dioxide (CO2) into earth friendly carbon products. We call this breakthrough GreenCarbon™ Technology. By eliminating harmful CO2 from human created sources, such as power plants and industrial factories, we will help reduce global warming. By transforming harmful CO2 into useful carbon products, such as building materials, our patent-pending technology will help create environmentally friendly products and industries. To learn more about the Company, please visit our website at http://www.carbonsciences.com.