The Future is Here

A sustainable revolution

A Sustainable Non-rewable Solution?

This new technology will utilize several phases to turn the exhaust of vehicles into a potent version of biodiesel. It will turn the classic line of production, consumption and waste into a sustainable cycle.

The Solution to Global Warming

Biodiesel

Phase 1... Collection

The first phase of this process is to collect the emissions of a vehicle. This process will utilize a compound called Potassium Hydroxide. This compound is capable of absorbing large amounts of carbon dioxide. This compound will be placed in a closed chamber that will continuously fill with the vehicle's exhaust. Potassium hydroxide is readily available and relatively cheap.

Phase 2... Extraction

Extraction of carbon dioxide from potassium hydroxide is very simple. By adding heat to the compound, it loses its property to hold carbon dioxide. In this phase, users will go to a mechanic to replace their CO2 chamber as they would to replace their oil filters. The mechanic would open and place the chamber into kiln which would release the gas. The gases released would be collected and sent to a local collection facility. The chambers would be reinstalled in a vehicle after this process.

Phase 3... Biomass

Once the CO2 is transported to local facilities, they will be fed into greenhouse containing the spores of algae. Within 36 hours the algae would have gone through their lifecycle and filled a semi-truck in biomass in just 72 hours. The algae would then be exposed to extreme pressure and hexane to break open cell walls. This process extracts up to 95% of the oil contained in algae. The next step is transisterification through the addition of sodium hydroxide. Once the glycerin is settled and removed, the biofuel is ready for use. To reduce emissions and increase efficiency, a specific concentration of conventional diesel is added.

Phase 4... Distribution

The processed biodiesel is ready for distribution. The biodiesel can be sent to local gas stations or power plants that will use the fuel. The emissions would be collected and the cycle would continue.

The Impact of this Technology

With the implementation of this technology, global warming would come to an end. If all vehicles, factories and other greenhouse emitters were outfitted with a carbon dioxide containment chamber, we would reduce 26 billion metric tons of greenhouse emissions every year. This chamber would also stop the emissions of other gases, some including carbon monoxide, fluorine, and particulate matter which could be contained and safely stored as biohazards. This technology is one of the first viable solutions to global warming.

The economy would also greatly benefit from the implementation of this technology. Fuel for factories, vehicles and public facilities would be locally available. Oil would not need to be sent from Middle Eastern countries. Any country with the ownership of this license could sell billions of dollars worth of biofuel. This would boost the national economy and positively affect the global economy.

Implementation

The implementation of this technology would be a great undertaking. Mass production of the biofuel chambers would be necessary. Affiliations with automotive and production related companies would also be required to fulfill the implementation of this technology. The implementation of this technology would also likely require help of governments to allocate land for algae farms and containment facilities.