Welcome to Project Open NanoCarbon.

Is there a way to engineer a high speed method to sol
idify carbon from atmospheric CO2 to significantly impact climate change in under 25 years? This grassroots Apollo style project will open source, build and deploy a solution.

NASA's Carbon Dioxide Flow Visualization

(Video Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)

Current Project Status

Current status at the: technical wiki. The overall project is in the Science review and experiment phase. Later we'll progress onward to engineering and finally production and deployment.

What does the project do?

The overall goal is to rapidly decarbonize the atmosphere in under 25 years from now (2017). Given 565 gigatonnes of carbon (GtC) needs to be solidified, and this should be done as soon as possible, as we need a high speed devices and quick deployment. If such devices were built and left running over a period of years, their effective output should reach the gigatonne scale. By keeping the design open license (BY-CC) like a open access paper, the design can be copied and deployed quickly to any place on Earth. This would enable the fastest path to adoption and deployment to ultimately affect and hopefully reverse climate change.

To properly scale the solution would need at minimum to solidify 60g of Carbon a second. If about 1.5 million of these devices were built, it would take 20 years to solidify 565 GtC.

The ultimate goal is to have a high speed method to fully solidify 565 GtC in 25 years time frame, preferably form of nano carbon particles i.e: graphene, carbon nano tubes or fullerenes. However given feasibility with reasonable cost, micron sized amorphous carbon is acceptable.

Climate Change Resources

Climate NASA | Global Carbon Project | United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change Newsroom

How to Get Involved?

Want to DO something about climate change?

Join via the links below and collaborate:

ONC Links

Meetup.com: Bay Area Meetup
Atlassian sponsored technical project wiki: Open NanoCarbon Project Wiki
Gitter sponsored browser based chat: https://gitter.im/opennanocarbon/Lobby
GitHub area: https://github.com/safiume/hsbay
Google drive: design and file sharing

How to technically contribute to the project is covered on the wiki.


Venue Date
Monthly Meetup 12/13
Questions are answered on FAQ page. Got more questions? Email: shannon at autofracture.com.
As Open NanoCarbon grows it will move under a 501(c)(3) organization.

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Donate to Shannon Fiume to support explicitly this project via PayPal: paypal.me/opennanocarbon.

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