Carbon Sciences Inc. had its revolutionary carbon dioxide (CO2) to fuel transformation technology profiled in the power generation industries’ most widely read weekly periodical, Power Engineering Magazine (PEM), on Oct. 27.
Harnessing the power of specific microorganisms which use enzymes to transform CO2 from the environment into fuel via a bio-catalytic process, CABN has developed a proprietary methodology by which this normally costly (in terms of energy) process – using enzymes which degrade rapidly – can be brought to an industrial scale at lower energy cost, while extending the lifecycle of the enzymes that do all the heavy lifting.
The proprietary methodology developed by CABN consists of enzyme encapsulation, allowing for the enzymes to run many more cycles before dying. Because the cost of enzymes is the key factor in making such technology commercially viable, this groundbreaking capability developed by CABN represents a major leap forward. By extending the number of cycles the enzyme can perform, or Total Turnover Number (TTN), and therefore enhancing the cost-effectiveness of the primary active agent in the bio-catalytic process, this new technology will be, as CEO of CABN, Byron Elton explained “the most powerful, sustainable technology available in the world.”
The article in PEM cited the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) debate about how to manage CO2 emissions from sources like power plants, as generating a huge, immediate market for CABN’s new technology. The article’s author and Editor of PEM, Sharryn Harvey, pointed out the vast potential of such Carbon Capture and Recycling (CCR) technology over existing Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) techniques, intimating that recycling could replace sequestration, or at the very least be an “additional tool in the fight against emissions”. PEM is such a widely read (45,000 power generation professionals) and trusted weekly periodical that the buzz created throughout the industry, and CABN’s adept handling of the ball passed off to them by the article, has touched a chord with environmentalists and industry professionals alike.
Elton performed an end-run on such speculation, pointing out that the myriad of solutions extant “won’t be commercially ready for decades and are fraught with endless problems”. Elton cunningly cited CABN’s “CO2-to-Fuel” technology as a low-cost, low-energy-consumptive and immediate approach that would allow “carbon emitting facilities” to turn their emissions into revenue-generating gasoline available for sale or on-site use. Elton went on to say that such technology would not only represent a solution to CO2 emission concerns but offer a “homegrown solution that allows us to reduce our dependency on petro-dictatorships”.
Carbon Sciences Inc. is on the forefront of innovations in chemical and bioengineering. With such quickly realizable, industrial-scale technologies as this CO2-to-Fuel processing capability, CABN is ready to meet the demands of the industry and the public (i.e. government) while taking a problem and turning it into a source of profit. The amazing ability to produce gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other fuel sources from troublesome CO2 emissions is an incredibly attractive feather in the cap of potential investors.