POTENTIAL SOLUTION: REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS
When we talk about climate change, we often associate it with carbon emissions that take a toll on the environment, wildlife, and human health.
Carbon dioxide is naturally present in our atmosphere. Although it isn’t visible to the naked eye, it actually plays a critical role in recurring biological cycles in the atmosphere, oceans, animals, and plants.
Now, because we extract fossil fuels that contain high carbon concentrations from deep beneath the earth’s surface and burn them for energy consumption, these natural biological cycles are disrupted.
During the combustion process, carbon combines with oxygen and creates more carbon dioxides. The more carbon dioxide there is in the atmosphere, the more likely that heat will be trapped. As a result, we experience increasing temperatures that lead to global warming.
To ensure that the atmosphere does not have destructive amounts of carbon dioxide, we have to take action and do our part in reducing carbon emissions. We have to create a process or method, or at least a new technology to reduce carbon emissions, that can convert CO2 back into fuels, the same way that nature does.
Consider this: Globally, we emit 36 billion tonnes of CO2 greenhouse gas per year. The EU has even declared a Climate Emergency but there is no agreement at the COP25 summit to curb CO2 levels. We have to wait for COP26 which is another year away to see if an agreement can be reached to curb CO2 levels. This means that there will be an added 36 billion tonnes of CO2 in our atmosphere. What happens if there is no solution at COP26?
It is a huge challenge to solve the CO2 problem. It requires innovative thinking and a combination of various technologies to combat it.
At Carbon Mining, we believe converting CO2 using chemistry into carbonate or bicarbonate products is the best way to help reduce CO2 greenhouse gas. Annulus Core Reactor (ACR) can help reduce CO2 by locking it into carbonate/ bicarbonate products. ACR also produces high grade fertilizers which are good for plants.
What if we use the ACR to help reduce CO2 emissions from existing stationary power stations or CO2 emitting facilities? We can potentially reduce the CO2 emissions. We can then use a combination of carbon capture technology and ACR to remove some of the CO2 from our atmosphere.
We can continue building renewable, wind, solar, or uranium power stations, planting more trees (using the fertilizers produced from ACR) and working toward new technologies to solve our energy problem.
Yes, the world is currently faced with the challenge to curb carbon emissions from different aspects of daily lifestyle and habits. While it makes sense to start assessing energy use, transportation practices, purchasing decisions, and the proper handling of waste, evaluating new solutions like a carbon-capture technology may also greatly contribute to reducing carbon emissions.
With Carbon Mining’s ACR, we hope to:
Potentially slow down atmospheric temperature increases
Help stabilise CO2 in our atmosphere
Give the world a chance to repair its atmosphere
Buy more time for new technological developments
Convert CO2 into more useful products such as calcium carbonate and fertilizers
Technologies that ramp down carbon emissions already exist. We have solutions that convert fossil fuels into renewable sources. But now, more than ever, the world needs more incentives and awareness to push global leaders and innovators to develop more technologies and produce more green fuels.
You may count as one person, but your effort goes a long way in this battle against climate change. Interested to know what you can contribute to reducing carbon emissions? Talk to the Carbon Mining team today.