Autofracture Research

Shannon is working nanocarbon heterogeneous materials for use in energy storage and carbon removal. She's looking for co-founders. Do you geek out on nano carbons, contact resistance, phonons, electrodynamics and nanoelectronics, polymer science, carbonate chemistry, or 2D to 3D materials manufacturing, e.g., nanomaterial science, condensed matter, or chemical physics, or process engineering email: shannon at

If you currently use graphene or are working with Bio-tech, contact Shannon, as she's looking for future customers.

Why is carbon relevant?

Since 1750 we've emitted about 656 gigatonnes ^ by weight of carbon (GtC) from human-caused emissions. Shooting to match the future projected atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, we need to functionalize about 500 Gt carbon into solid form, assuming land use and the land sink change remains the same. In short, we need to fully remove carbon from the carbon cycle and permanently sequester it. To understand the scale, it would take about 1.5 million of the larger container ships completely filled with containers of atomic carbon to fully contain 575 GtC by weight *. This would be 39.2 times the current world shipping container traffic in 2016.

Autofracture Carbon

To accelerate the ability to lower our cumulative anthropogenic carbon inventory after a majority of the electricity grid is switched to non-fossil fuel based sources, we also need to move petroleum based products to use the previous emissions.

From a commercial standpoint, to maximize the possibility of creating leading-edge products with high commercial value and utilize as much carbon as possible, we must build products from solid carbon-based materials, such as graphene, carbon nanotubes, and fullerenes, and lower the price to manufacture such goods such that there is an economic incentive to create products from these materials.

Once both are done, humans could build products that use enough carbon in solid form to completely offset anthropogenic GHG emissions in combination with using non-carbon based forms of energy: renewables, geothermal, and nuclear.
By utilizing carbon from an atmospheric source, we'll be able to reuse further solid carbon keeping it from the carbon cycle and better efficiently supply consumer goods with nearly unlimited, highly recyclable material.

To lower the cost to produce products from nano carbons, the method to manufacture nano carbons should be the lowest cost: practically free, in other words, open science & sourced. The fastest way to get wide-spread usage is to use an open-source license.

Autofracture pledges, any manufacturing method producing highly refined carbon particles from atmospheric CO2 produced by Autofracture LLC, will be open-sourced (CC BY) and apart of ONC. Products built using the synthesized nanocarbon particles will be commercialized.

^ See Global Carbon Budget, 2020

* see Anthropogenic Atmospheric Carbon Concentration Stats