- Darren Dawson
- United Kingdom
Imagineer, let us dare
Aeromining - Re-branding the Carbon Capture & Storage Industry and then some! =) Would it make you join the War on Carbon?
The premise is a simple one. The Global CCS is in turmoil. There's no economic model that makes it sustainable, the long term implications of geological storage cannot be answered definitively and after billions in investment, the planet is littered with the stillborn remains of failed projects that never got off the ground.
The cost/benefit ratio has been calculated, the conclusion? Humanity isn't worth the cost to save it from annihilation.
Is there a better way? Can we take the failing CCS industry and transform it, can we go to War with Carbon Dioxide & Win?
I believe there is a way to do exactly that. The way is Aeromining.
It's a term I coined and it succinctly defines my proposed solution. Mine the Earth's atmosphere for CO2, Kill it (reduce to Carbon and Oxygen) and use the Carbon to produce...well anything.
One example? Solar panels (thermal + photovoltaic) to power the very process that will capture and reduce the atmospheric CO2 levels to an acceptable level.
I believe that by transforming the CCS industry from a linear path of geological storage to a circular economy based on storage of carbon in products (graphite) as well a geological storage (think bio-char) then Aeromining has the opportunity to make saving the planet, doing Good, a viable option in fighting man-made climate change.
I am looking for help and discussion on the subject. I need to know if anyone else is willing to do what needs to be done and further more, if it's even something that should be done.
So what do you say? Want to be an Aerominer too? Does the CCS industry have an image problem? Is there a case for not attempting this admittedly crazy idea?
I look fowards to your insights.
Founder of Let us Dare