Carbon dioxide (CO2) is highlighted in the news right after an extreme climate disturbance appears somewhere in the world.
However, we must not forget that :
Without the combination of CO2 with water, catalyzed by photosynthesis, there would be no animal or plant biomass and no oxygen, so no life on earth
Without the ability of CO2 to retain infra-red radiation, one of the major elements of the greenhouse effect, the Earth would be too cold to be inhabited
CO2 is seen as a major pollution only since the start of the industrial era.
The cause is known to all:
It is the excessive combustion of coal and oil of fossil origin which massively releases CO2 until its atmospheric concentration doubled in hardly 2 centuries
These values do not represent all of the CO2 of fossil origin sent into the atmosphere since :
On the one hand, the ocean hydrosphere will absorb a very substantial amount of it by dissolution.
On the other hand, the continental and oceanic lithospheres will absorb a significant amount of it by carbonation and sedimentation.
The massive impact of this release of fossil CO2 into the Earth’s atmosphere is causing the consequences that we know today.
In order to respect the limits of an increase of 1.5 °C according to the IPCC so that droughts, floods, food, health and migration crises do not disturb our society:
Oil and Coal must stay where they are.
It is therefore necessary to reduce or even eliminate the extraction and combustion of petroleum and coal.
This remains unavoidable if we do not want the climate change observed today to take unbearable turns in the years to come.
Developed by BioEB, the LEEBIO™ technology will help to reduce the emission of fossil CO2 and to stabilize the climate change.
This technology uses lignocellulosic biomass as a natural sequestrer and concentrator of natural carbon (in the form of atmospheric CO2) thanks to photosynthesis.
This defines our new concept of Natural Carbon Capture, Storage and Use (or NCCSU™).