Open Source

We are developing this project in an open source way. There are no patents involved in this process and that is the way we want to keep it. We are opening it up to everyone so that we can draw on the expertise of people who can help us to transform the idea from concept to reality.

By posting any ideas or suggestions onto this website you will be publicly disclosing that information, which will create a broad ‘anti-patent’ space. This will prevent anyone from gaining a patent that could restrict the development of this process. Every contribution will be logged and date-stamped, creating a permanent record, which can be used to challenge anyone trying to gain patents in this area.

By using an open source approach no-one can restrict anyone else from developing this process.

Open source has been successfully used to develop Wikipedia and software such as Linux. As far as we are aware this is the first time it has been used to try to tackle an issue such as climate change.

If you would like to help develop this project, please click through to find out how you can get involved.

Alternatively, for more information please see The Idea.


5 people have left a comment

Pierre Jones-Savard says: November 15th, 2008

Good end of day, for séquestrate carbon, do dark soil(in portuguese) with coal wood is good,
here terra preta in wikipédia:

Levanah Neece says: November 21st, 2008

How do I apply to your Company? I am a resent graduate with a degree in Biotechnology Laboratory Technician. I am an environmentalist with a strong desire to get involved and work with companies that are working to improve our environment and move us away from dependence on foreign oil. My main focus of study was on alternative fuels. I did my Journal Club Power Point presentation on algae bio fuels. I am very excited about your companies work and would love to be a part of your team. Please inform me as to the proper procedure to apply with your Co. Thank you so much for your time and consideration and keep up the AWESOME work.

Levanah Neece

Garry Barbuto says: December 18th, 2008

The idea seems feasible but I have trouble seing the point of it as the CO2 produced by the process is the same as is removed from the sea water when the CaCO3 is produced. It costs a lot to sequestrate the CO2 on land. Are we not addding to the problem of having to deal with all this CO2 we have produced ?

I am passionate about Renewable Energy and climate change but I am yet to be convinced on this project.

Frazer says: May 7th, 2009

Ca 2+ + 2HCO3 ↔CaCO3 + H20 + CO2 in this reversable reaction one carbon atom is released to fight another day but one is locked away in the form of CaCO3, the free Carbon then goes on to react with water to produce more HCO3 this is then utilised in another cycle of the calcifying reaction. I believe that this is a step in the right direction. One of the issues that i could foresee is the problem with serious reduction in dissolved Oxygen content and the possible problem of the CaCO3 being formed as precipitate in the water rather than at the site of binding in corals.

Jim says: June 26th, 2009

One problem you have is with heating up the limestone. Contact Hyperion Power Generation in Denver CO. The device they are developing should meet your needs.

Full disclosure, I do not work for them but my fiance does and I know the CEO.

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