Carbon Sciences, Inc. (Santa Barbara, CA) has developed a new, patent-pending technology to convert CO2 gas into commercially useful products. The technology can dramatically reduce the CO2 emitted into the atmosphere by industry, particularly coal-fired power plants around the world.
John Reed, Media Relations
Santa Barbara, California
NEWS AND STORY IDEA, SUMMARY: Carbon Science, Inc (Santa Barbara, CA) has developed a new, promising technology to convert, on an industrial scale, the greenhouse gas CO2 into a useful product used in the manufacturing of many consumer products.
WEBSITE: more information on the company and the new technology at: www.carbonsciences.com
A New Technology To Reduce Global Warming
Carbon Sciences Converting CO2 Into A Useful Product
on an Industrial Scale
25 billion metric tons of Carbon Dioxide, CO2 were released into the atmosphere in 2005. Approximately 1/3 of that was from the burning of coal to make electricity.
CO2 emissions are generally acknowledged as a contributor to the phenomenon of global warming. Current strategies to deal with the problem include sequestering the gas in underground geological formations and the ocean floor. The long-term energy costs and viability of long-term sequestering are unknown.
Transforming, Not Sequestering, CO2
Carbon Sciences proposes a completely different approach to the problem of CO2 - transforming the gas into something useful with commercial value instead of burying it somewhere.
The company has developed a patent-pending, working technology that converts CO2 into a usable form of Calcium Carbonate, what the company calls GreenCarbonate. This product - made from ubiquitous CO2 - has extensive commercial uses, including agriculture, the manufacture of paper, coatings, plastics, glass, ceramics, chalk, dental care, cosmetic products, construction and architectural applications and as a natural buffer used in pollution filters.
How It Works
Energy Efficient, GreenCarbon Technology
The GreenCarbonate process combines captured CO2 with readily available mineral feedstocks. Using a patent-pending technology, mineral feedstocks are transformed into GreenCarbonate, a highly stable and useful mineral carbonate product.
The GreenCarbon process uses waste mineral products from coal mines and other mining operations, also know as tailings, as a feedstock for the transformation of CO2 into useful mineral carbonates. Through a proprietary cyclone and mill system, these particles are processed into extremely fine mineral particulates to maximize 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 this carbon dioxide transformation system.
A New Technology
The final product from the conversion of CO2 gas produces mineral carbonates that are inert, safe for the environment with commercial value. There is no storage risk and the commercial value of the product offsets the costs of traditional carbon capture and sequestration systems.
About Derek McLeish
Derek McLeish has over 30 years of domestic and international corporate management, manufacturing, marketing and sales experience in high technology. In previous companies, such as DISCover, Hasbro/MicroProse, The Gillette Company, Atari, Panavision and Activision, he was responsible for driving innovative strategic direction and successfully creating stockholder value by developing new markets and lines of business. At The Gillette Company, Mr. McLeish managed a large manufacturing plant producing billions of high value parts per year. At Panavision, Mr. McLeish was responsible for worldwide manufacturing. He served on the Board of Directors of Amaze, the largest independent interactive game developer in North America. Mr. McLeish undertook his MBA studies at Pepperdine University and received his BA in Psychology from the California State University at Long Beach.
Speaking on the issue of Carbon Dioxide and global warming, Derek McLeish, President and CEO said: "We are committed to the idea that technology can make a difference. By applying the best minds to the difficult 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 children."
About Carbon Sciences, Inc.
Carbon Sciences, Inc. is a public company trading on the NASDAQ Over-the-counter Bulletin Board market (the OTCBB). The trading symbol for Carbon Sciences is "CABN" or "CABN.OB". GreenCarbon and GreenCarbonate are registered trademarks owned by the company.
Based in Santa Barbara, California, Carbon Sciences, Inc. has developed an innovative technology to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) - which is implicated in the issue of global warming - into a number of commercially useful, earth-friendly carbon products. The company calls this technology advance: GreenCarbon Technology. By eliminating CO2 from human-created sources, such as power plants and industrial factories, the company's technology will help reduce the output of CO2 into the atmosphere and help reduce global warming. Further, by transforming harmful CO2 into useful carbon products, such as building materials, the company's patent-pending technology will help create other environmentally-friendly products and industries.
Carbon Sciences, Inc.
50 Castillian Drive, Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
More information about the company is available at: www.carbonsciences.com.
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