Editors note: Carbon Sciences Inc (CABN-OTC) is developing a new breed of "Nano-Reactor" that should revolutionize the nascent carbon capture and conversion industry allowing for the commercialization of converting carbon emissions (from coal and oil fired industries and from natural gas ie: from landfills) directly into usable gasoline, "without" using high energy heat.
The company has already demonstrated it's technology works, and expects to have a working reactor by the end of Q3 2010. The sector is now referred to as Gas to Liquids or "GTL" and it is growing. The company's president, Byron Elton, was recently interviewed by Ally Velchie on CNN Business and that interview can be found at: http://www.carbonsciences.com/01/youtubeplayer.html
A 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
About Carbon Sciences, Inc.
Carbon Sciences, Inc. is developing a breakthrough CO2 based gas-to-liquids technology to transform greenhouse gases into liquid portable fuels, such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Innovating at the forefront of chemical engineering, we are developing highly scalable clean-tech processes to produce liquid fuels from naturally occurring or human-made greenhouse gas emissions. From sources such as natural gas fields, refinery flare gas, landfill gas, municipal waste, algae and other biomass, there is an abundant supply of inexpensive feedstock available to produce large and sustainable quantities of liquid fuel to replace petroleum for global consumption, thereby eliminating our dependence on petroleum. To learn more about the Company, please visit our website at http://www.carbonsciences.com.
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