Removing CO2 from the atmosphere, or how to “use more energy to save the environment.”
Carbon negative fuels represent a new paradigm in how we use energy: the more energy we consume, the less CO2 in the atmosphere. The fuels we produce will have the net effect of reducing the carbon concentration of the atmosphere even after they’ve been burned, while being completely compatible with our existing infrastructure and vehicles.
Before algae appeared in Earth’s history billions of years ago, our planet’s atmosphere was saturated with CO2 — algae, also known as cyanobacteria, were responsible for fixing that primordial CO2, rendering our atmosphere breathable. Similarly, fossil fuels are comprised of carbon-rich deposits of ancient algae and other similar organisms. In short, there has never been a breathable atmosphere, nor a drop of fossil fuel pumped from below, that does not owe its origin to these humble organisms.
And so it makes perfect sense that living algae will replace the long-dead algae of fossil fuels, which have absorbed heavy metals and other toxins in the deep Earth for millions of years. Living algae represent a new source of regenerative energy for our existing fleet of vehicles and power plants.
Algae Systems’ partnership with Global Thermostat enables us to produce truly carbon negative fuels — feed our algae pure CO2, sequestered directly from the air using Global Thermostat’s revolutionary technology, to produce biochar, diesel and jet fuels that actually emit less CO2 when burned than is fixed in growing the algae.
The fuel we need for the future we want is a fuel that lowers atmospheric CO2 levels with every gallon consumed, and fits within today’s existing infrastructure.