Climate Change Greenhouse Gases: Cost Effective Reduction Is Possible Now
WASHINGTON, DC (ots) - Researchers recently presented evidence that CO2 from natural as well as fossil fuel emissions can be sequestered while producing renewable hydrogen. Evidence was presented at the USDA Symposium on Natural Resource Management to Offset Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Raleigh and the FEMA supported Pre-Disaster and Mitigation Conference/Workshop at the Cabell Brand Center in Roanoke. The work shows a profitable and economical near-term method for sequestering carbon dioxide. "While research work needs to continue, something needs to be done quickly to halt the build up of potentially damaging greenhouse gases and help establish a global hydrogen based economy", announced Danny Day, entrepreneur and President of Eprida, Inc.
The vision of developing solutions that can create income for the farmers and businesses is what keeps entrepreneurs like Day working 18-hour days. He said, "In a breakout session here at the US Climate Change Workshop, we asked the panel to consider that current research will create data that could start hundreds if not thousands of small businesses worldwide. Organizing and presenting data in a way that makes sense to other scientists is one thing, but presenting it in a way that can be used to support the development of new businesses and ferret out income opportunities would speed development and implementation of acceptable solutions."
The evidence and symposium presentations (available for review at Eprida's website) show that development of sequestered materials carbon that can provide a balanced carbon-nitrogen storage/release mechanism that can extend natural sequestration efforts by thousands of years. The work also presented evidence that farmers can benefit from increased soil fertility, nutrient holding capacity, microbial activity, water retention, and better crop production with decreased nutrient leaching, farm chemical runoff, and farm related greenhouse gas emissions. The process consumes some hydrogen but produces 4 times more which could be available for power and transportation. It also removes fossil fuel SOx and NOx emissions. "We are sensitive to the issues of environmental review for modifying coal fired power plants," Day said, but possibly with some exemptions, a 3rd party could be allowed to buy power plant exhaust without requiring the facility to go through an extensive environmental review process which frankly under current regulations they cannot economically justify. This process should be able to pass its own environmental review and could support a more rapid rollout."
The developing data systems and research being proposed at the Climate Change Workshop will speed the implementation of this as well as other economical solutions. Damages from changes in the environment could affect the economic base of major corporations and could point toward investments that can secure their long-term economic health. Ultimately, everyone has a vested interest in protecting planetary assets. "It is by implementing solutions that we can all agree today and researching better solutions for tomorrow that we can achieve our goal of a prosperous and sustainable world."
ots Originaltext: eprida - Scientific Carbons