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Open nano arbon

What is the fastest way generate solid carbon from atmospheric CO2 and accelerate decarbonization?
  This grassroots open science Apollo-style project will find out by building and deploying open hardware.

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ONC Project Wiki github.com/hsbay  gitter.im

What is Open NanoCarbon?

An open science consortium to create open hardware to rapidly solidify nanocarbons from atmospheric CO2.

The mission is to find the fastest way to create solid nanocarbons from atmospheric CO2. The projects will remove a portion of fossil fuel emitted carbon from the atmosphere and in turn positively affect the oceans while supplying nanocarbons as a consumable goods additive.

All resources will be or are open for the advancement and acceleration of Negative Emissions Technologies, climate science, and with the ultimate goal of accelerating climate restoration.

Why Solid Carbon?

Solid carbon is a useful commodity with a widely varying price that supports premium materials suitable for market entry by startups and makers. Solid carbon completely removes carbon from the global carbon cycle, allowing products to be made with carbon negative nanocarbons cradle to cradle.

What are Nanocarbons?

Nanocarbons, notably graphene, carbon nanotubes, and fullerenes, are single carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice yielding superlative electronics and structural properties. New materials made with nanocarbons can be made stronger, lighter, more conductive, withstand high heat, and have high optical clarity.

Fastest Way to Dissociate CO2?

At present, we don't know the fastest way to generate solid carbon (noncarbonate) in large volumes from the atmosphere. By investigating under-explored pathways of CO2 dissociation, we'll uncover efficiencies and leverage them in a large-volume high-throughput system.

Open Science?

Science is open when licensed to allow varying levels of sharing and reuse. All works by ONC are CC-BY open license, which allows complete sharing with attribution and total reuse, redistribution royalty-free. Zero cost to obtain the design and incorporate it into new works accelerates deployment. The device can then exponentially deployed to any place on Earth.

Crowd Source Open Science?

By crowdsourcing science and engineering, we should be able to find solutions faster than working in isolation.

Moonshot reboot: beyond 1.5ºC to 0ºC by 2100!

Unique to ONC is implementing open methods to achieve the fastest path to exponential adoption and deployment, to scale, and ultimately affect and help the effort to reverse climate change.

Make with Carbon!

We'll work with makers, NGOs, and companies to run the hardware and solidify atmospheric carbon in the future. Keep in touch by joining the ONC email list.

Current Project Status

The overall project is in the science review phase. Later we'll progress onward to experiments and validation, engineering, and finally production and deployment. Read and collaborate on the technical wiki.

Current News

Please get in touch via gitter.im or slack, or twitter dm to help remotely or current status. Looking for more scientists to help with meta1 and plasma projects. Shannon is working on the Carbon Dioxide Removal Modeling Experiments, with fixes and readying the draft for publication.

She ran workshop: Climate Matters & Beyond at the Bay Area Youth Climate Summit on Oct 9th, 2021. The BAYC Climate Matters and Beyond slides are here.

Read Shannon's statement on racism and climate equity from the summer of 2020. It's critical that #BlackLivesMatter be supported to make headway in dissolving systemic racism. Support BLM and we'll be able to get back to working on climate.

Discovery Day at Oracle Park 2019

DD Epilogue: The future is unwritten as we have a choice to do radically better than continuing as usual. Continuing as usual would lead to massive emissions and increases to carbon dioxide concentration globally, and in 6-8 years exceed the most significant tipping element.

The BASF 2019 slides are here.

CDR and You Talk @ Maker Faire 2019

The best solutions at present are enhanced weathering solutions that sell carbon neutral to carbon negative aggregate like Blue Planet, and do everything in Project Drawdown (which would eliminate roughly 1T tonnes of CO₂), do more Bio-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage, Direct Air Capture and more to equate to 1.5 trillion tonnes of CO₂. There's a full list of vendors and suppliers of carbon tech and recycled carbon at http://airminers.org.

The carbon tech community has a slack channel hosted by Airminers. Foundation for Climate Restoration is focused on solutions to have a healthy climate of 300 ppm by 2050 and matching the preindustrial temperature mean (1850-1900) at 2100.

And Open NanoCarbon is looking for scientists and engineers willing to contribute to the open science and source.

Climate Change Resources

Climate NASA | United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Newsroom | Global Carbon Project | ONC FAQ

How to Stay Involved

Help us by joining our: email list or collaborate on any of the project topics on the wiki. How to technically contribute to the project is covered on the wiki.


Venue Date
Monthly Virtual Office Hours/Meetup/Gitter
(Github, Gitlab or Twitter account required to chat)
4th Tuesday
17:30-18:30 PT

Prior Events

Bay Area Youth Climate Summit, revised slides are here.

Bay Area Science Festival 2019, slides are here.

Bay Area Maker Faire 2019, slides are here.

International Conference on Negative CO2 Emissions

Poster Slides are here. The poster paper and paper pending for publication are here.

Bay Area Maker Faire 2018

ONC and nanocarbon slides.

1517 Assembly

1517's Assembly celebrated the fund's namesake, quincentennial of Martin Luther 95 theses. My slides on entrepreneurship, higher education and science are here.


Questions are answered on the FAQ page. As Open NanoCarbon grows, it will move under a 501(c)(3) organization.

Questions? Email: shannon at autofracture.com.

Contact Form

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Donate to Shannon Fiume to explicitly support ONC via PayPal: paypal.me/opennanocarbon. My expenses are in google drive.

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