A project to do open science to create open hardware that rapidly solidifies 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.
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.
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.
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 be 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: from excess anthropogenic warming 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.
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.
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.
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 2-11 years for an overshoot of 1.5ºC.
Please get in touch via gitter.im or slack 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.
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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.