How can CO2 be effectively removed from the atmosphere in an ecologically meaningful and economically attractive way? Quite simple: with the carbonaut system.
On 22.05.2018, the renowned Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change published a summary of several studies on how the global 1.5 degree target can be achieved.
"Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees will make the world more dependent on technologies that remove CO2 from the atmosphere. However, technology development and development as well as the launch of pilot projects are significantly lower compared to the needs of the climate change scenarios. "
The withdrawal of atmospheric CO2 via the production of biocarbons and their storage in soils is one of six proposals by the researchers. In addition to reforestation, which has a long-term effect, biocarbons are today the only technically available and economically viable option to reach the 1.5 degree target. All other technologies are currently untested, too risky or too expensive.
The same result is given by the IPCC. In his special report on the 1.5 degree objective, he notes that conventional climate change measures are not sufficient to implement the Paris Agreement target. In addition to the general avoidance of greenhouse gases, technological intervention must mitigate climate change. Here, biochar is described as the method with the least drawbacks. The only problem is how the biochar can be produced in large quantities.
The carbonaut system is the solution:
Existing and proven technical implementation
Decentralized locations wherever biomass residues are generated
Excellent for use in emerging and developing countries
Local use of biocarbons
Specified biocarbons for different markets
By-product 24/7 excess energy
Outstanding carbon footprint
The carbonaut system not only ensures direct withdrawal and permanent fixation of atmospheric CO2. By eliminating or replacing petroleum-based products, the overriding lifecycle avoids the generation of CO2. Petroleum products require energy-intensive development, extraction, transportation, processing, distribution, use and disposal.
In addition, our products often have better functions and effects. And last but not least, we produce a lot of excess energy in their production as a byproduct.