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Maker Faire

Do something about climate change? Join me at the Maker Faire Bay Area, May 20-21st, 2017, to engineer an open source solution to climate change. This exhibit is a request for comment on engineering a way to solidify atmospheric CO2, and I'll also demonstrate electrical properties of Graphene.

The RFC has been moved to the Project Open NanoCarbon page.
See the events page for details on the meetup working sessions.


Bay Area Science Festival 2016

Thank you for asking questions and thinking how nano carbons do work. More info on how electron orbitals work, visit here.

Additional Links:nanohub.org | Wolfram CFD of graphene | And here is the poster-board.

Why is carbon relevant?


Based on our past history, it's projected by 2030 the atmosphere will contain 43 gigatonnes by weight of carbon dioxide gas (GtCO2) from human caused emissions. At that time, 11.7 giggatonnes of carbon (GtC) should be removed from the atmosphere to lower CO2 PPM to meet the 2C requirement. Shooting to match the projected atmospheric carbon dioxide levels we need to functionalize carbon in solid form. To understand the scale, it would take 38 of the larger container ships completely filled with containers of atomic carbon to fully contain 11.7 GtC  by weight*.

Autofracture Carbon

There are two pressing challenges, build high value products from solid carbon based materials such 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, we should be able to build high value products that use enough carbon in solid form to completely offset anthropogenic GHG emissions.

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

Any (new) manufacturing method producing highly refined carbon particles from atmospheric CO2 produced by Autofracture LLC will be open sourced (CC BY). Products built using the synthesized nanocarbon particles will be commercialized.

Shannon is heading this research, to make consumer electronic portable energy storage devices incorporating nano carbon allotropes. She's looking for a co-founder. In to fermions, differing fermi-energy levels, contact resistance, phonons and dynamic systems? Do you love the Maker Faire & Techshop, or does your garage look like the Techshop?

Email: shannon at autofracture.com

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