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CARBON REDUCTION METHODS

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While working the computer business he chanced upon a device that has it's roots in a 1916 US patent for increasing the efficiency of those old engines. He suddenly had the idea that he could do...

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Carbon reduction methods have greatly varying foundations.


1)  CAPTURING CARBON EMISSIONS:

Capturing carbon emissions means to wait until the CO2 is emitted and then remove some of those emissions.  That seems to be locking the barn door after the horse escapes.  And it is expensive...

The Int'l Energy Agency says:  "Capturing CO2 directly from the air is currently the most expensive approach..." and they show an average of USD$238/ton price for that type reduction.

https://www.iea.org/commentaries/is-carbon-capture-too-expensive


2)  PREVENTING CARBON EMISSIONS:

Not allowing carbon emissions BEFORE they are emitted is another method of reducing CO2 levels.

I will target the transport sector in this article as this sector makes up about 27% of the total carbon emissions according to the US EPA figures.

https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/fast-facts-transportation-greenhouse-gas-emissions


CALULATIONS:

27% of 31.5Gt (see the IEA in the image link above) = 8.5Gt directly from the transport sector (as per the US EPA image above).

With light-duty vehicles making up 57% of that figure we can directly effect 4.8 Gt of carbon emissions.

Our Carbon Cutter engine retrofit device is Philippine Dept of Science and Technology verified after its 'Environmental Technology Verification' testing to reduce over 15% of carbon emissions and 75% of PM2.5 emissions.

This means wide adoption of the Carbon Cutter would reduce carbon emissions by 720,000,000 tons annually.

With the Carbon Cutter having a quantity/project cost of USD25 per 4-6 wheel vehicle, the cost of that emission reduction would be USD42/ton for the first year and ~ZERO~ for all following years.  (Again, this is quantity/project costing, and not MSRP pricing.)

After more R&D we will be able to add Medium-Heavy Duty Trucks which make up another 26% of the total carbon emissions and our reach would then extend to anther 7Gt of carbon emissions per year.  Though it should be noted we have installed (at a higher cost) successfully on as large as a Wartsila 814TK ship-board turbo-diesel generator.


CONCLUSION:

As USD42/ton appears to beat USD238/ton by a factor of over 5.5-to-1, Preventing Carbon Emissions seems to be the smarter choice over Capturing Carbon Emissions.

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