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Lower cost carbon fibers, graphene, and carbon nanotubes offer lighter weight, higher strength, more durable and corrosion resistant products for the 21st Century & beyond.

Carbon Is Too Profitable To Burn

Carbon is captured and transformed into an economic asset (carbon fiber) for manufacturing.

McAlister’s hydrogen-carbon production process provides an exponential multiplier of economic and environmental values. As a result, this new technology enables sustainable co-production of low-cost hydrogen and durable carbon.

The carbon can reinforce equipment to convert solar, wind, moving water and geothermal energy into far more electricity, hydrogen and heat compared to burning such carbon one time. Carbon is prevented from forming harmful pollutants by becoming a sustainable energy conversion economic asset.

Thus for every $1.00 of pipeline delivered methane we can enable profitable production of hydrogen and durable carbon resulting in gross income of $8.00 or more.

Hydrogen has long been recognized as a vitally important resource for clean energy. What has not been recognized is the economic opportunity presented by “waste” carbon. Solving mass-scale production of hydrogen from hydro-carbon feedstock requires accounting for both components: hydrogen and carbon.

Carbon Is Too Profitable To Burn

Carbon is captured and transformed into an economic asset (carbon fiber) for manufacturing.

McAlister’s hydrogen-carbon production process provides an exponential multiplier of economic and environmental values. As a result, this new technology enables sustainable co-production of low-cost hydrogen and durable carbon.

The carbon can reinforce equipment to convert solar, wind, moving water, and geothermal energy into far more electricity, hydrogen, and heat compared to burning such carbon one time. Carbon is prevented from forming harmful pollutants by becoming a sustainable energy conversion economic asset.

Thus less than $1.00 for pipeline delivered methane can enable profitable production of hydrogen and durable carbon for gross income of $8.00 or more.

Hydrogen has long been recognized as a vitally important resource for clean energy. What has not been recognized is the economic opportunity presented by “waste” carbon. Solving mass-scale production of hydrogen from hydro-carbon feedstock requires accounting for both components: hydrogen and carbon.

McAlister CARBON PRODUCT MANUFACTURING Technology consists of issued patents, patent applications with a “patent pending” status, and certain trade secrets in the carbon durable product manufacturing with carbon fiber, carbon graphene, and carbon nanotubes.

In The Solar Hydrogen Civilization (2005), Roy McAlister introduced a new sustainable Carbon Cycle as a practical alternative to the industrial revolution’s carbon cycle of depleting finite resources, poisoning the environment with waste, and dumping CO2 into the atmosphere.

With current atmospheric levels so alarmingly high – soaring over 410 parts per million – “net zero” isn’t good enough: We need carbon emission prevention, and we need carbon-removal technology. We can no longer afford “business-as-usual”.

Science has identified anthropogenic causes of climate change (i.e., human-caused drivers of greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, desertification, and ocean acidification) which are disrupting the ecological balance and threaten irreparable harm to atmosphere, oceans, and land habitat (https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/).

McAlister’s response has been to introduce a Renewable Resources Revolution based on durable carbon products manufacturing. Through this technology roadmap we can move society away from harmfully depletive use of natural resources (a non-sustainable economic model). We can provide society with cost-effective zero emissions processes in industry, agriculture, construction, transportation, and energy generation (fuel and electricity).

To achieve an effective shift to sustainability, society needs the leverage of new innovation that can produce genuinely disruptive technologies. McAlister’s FuSE manufacturing plan provides a foundation for sustainable economic growth that is based in this ecological mandate. Current breakthroughs in material science provide new uses for carbon and new production methods that are harmonious components of the natural global carbon cycle.

Lower cost carbon fibers, graphene, and carbon nanotubes allow these materials to expand into new markets. These new carbon materials serve as lower-cost alternatives and supplements to steel, aluminum, and glass fiber composites for use in: construction of buildings, infrastructure, piping, sustainable energy production, electronics, and a wide range of consumer products.

Economic & Environmental Values

Lower cost, zero-emissions alternative for fuel production and carbon products manufacturing.

Carbon black used to make ink and tires is far more valuable than burning such carbon one time into the atmosphere. However, precipitating such carbon into fiber to manufacture piping and other carbon products is of exponentially greater value.

BMW has invested greatly in carbon fiber to lightweight automotive chassis with significant impact on reducing the tare weight and consequent gain in fuel mileage. However, even greater multiples of value occur when carbon-enhanced equipment is used to harvest renewable energy such as wind, and solar.

Bringing the cost of carbon fiber production to below the $5/lb level will transform the $100B/yr market for composites in aeronautics/space, automotive, wind turbine, tidal turbine, and turbine engine manufacturing.  Carbon-reinforced equipment can produce thousands of times greater value than burning that carbon one time in fuel – greatly incentivizing the transition to GreenTech/CleanTech by offsetting costs of fuel while protecting the environment, and reducing the cost of manufactured goods.

The 21st Century material science of carbon graphene, carbon fibers, and carbon composites launches new technologies for sustainable economic development (“Carbon Capture & Recycling Industry Overview: A review and analysis of technologies and organizations that recycle industrial carbon dioxide emissions into beneficial new products” — 2011).

The capture and use of carbon is ushering in a golden age of new local manufacturing and remarkable product innovations, such as 3D printing for additive manufacturing with carbon. In 2012, the estimated global demand for the carbon fiber market was $1.7 billion with estimated annual growth of 10–12% from 2012–2018. The strongest demand for carbon fiber is in the aircraft and aerospace, wind energy, as well as the. automotive industry. (“Global Carbon Fiber Composites Supply Chain Competitiveness Analysis”, ORNL, 2016).

The global carbon fiber reinforced plastic market (CFRP) is projected to reach USD 35.75 Billion by 2020. Through McAlister’s technology, carbon that previously was a waste product and pollutant now can become a primary feedstock for durable goods and equipment. Such carbon-enhanced equipment (“green machines”) can sustainably convert solar, wind, moving water, or geothermal energy into more electricity, hydrogen, and heat (every day in many applications) in comparison to wastefully burning such carbon one time.

The heat required for the dissociation of methane (CH4) into durable carbon and hydrogen can be provided by a small fraction of the renewable energy collected by carbon-reinforced equipment.

Many current advancements in manufacturing involve use of carbon fiber to light-weight and increase strength, durability and corrosion resistance for products in aerospace, automobiles/trucks, wind energy, and engine turbines.  The key to achieving faster and wider adoption of carbon fiber is by reducing the production cost.

McAlister’s VelPro™ carbon fuzzy fiber for carbon composite materials offers durability, rigidity, strength, and resistance to stretching and twisting. This ultra-lightweight material is stronger than steel and half the weight of aluminum. These are vital properties for light-weighting a wide range of products from new vehicles to wind turbines, from improved concrete to storage tanks.

McAlister’s new carbon-enhanced roofing material: Radiant Energy Roofing Panels™ and Solar CHP Roofing™, harvests the plentiful daily resource of solar energy by delivering photovoltaic electricity and heat. Carbon in this roofing system is used to capture, hold and transfer heat to improve cooling and heating efficiency in residential dwellings, commercial buildings, and industrial factories.

These high-efficiency panels harvest the full spectrum of energy from the sun, by both photovoltaic and thermal energy conversion. The panels use transparent thin-film photovoltaics for electricity while they also circulate a working-fluid for heat-transfer applications. The McAlister Radiant Energy Roofing Panels are designed for use in combined heat and power (CHP) for space and water heating-cooling.

Metrol Carbon Ventures, LLC, plans to partner with several specialized carbon product manufacturers through sub-licensing and/or joint ventures.

The Solar Hydrogen Civilization:

The Future of Energy is the Future of Our Global Economy

The Solar Hydrogen Civilization:

The Future of Energy is the Future of Our Global Economy

Roy McAlister, The Solar Hydrogen Civilization: The Future of Energy is the Future of Our Global Economy, American Hydrogen Association, Phoenix, Arizona. (2005)

Graphene: “an allotrope of carbon in the form of a two-dimensional, atomic-scale, honey-comb lattice in which one atom forms each vertex… Graphene has many extraordinary properties. It is about 100 times stronger than the strongest steel. It conducts heat and electricity efficiently and is nearly transparent… The global market for graphene is reported to have reached $9 million by 2012 with most sales in the semiconductor, electronics, battery energy and composites industries.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphene

Carbon Fiber: “are fibers about 5–10 micromeres in diameter and composed mostly of carbon atoms… To produce a carbon fiber, the carbon atoms are bonded together in crystals that are more or less aligned parallel to the long axis of the fiber as the crystal alignment gives the fiber high strength-to-volume ratio (making it strong for its size). Several thousand carbon fibers are bundled together to form a tow, which may be used by itself or woven into a fabric.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_fibers The global demand on carbon fiber composites was estimated at around US$15.75 billion in 2015.

Composite materials: a material made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties that, when combined, produce a material with characteristics different from the individual components. The individual components remain separate and distinct within the finished structure. The new material may be preferred for many reasons: common examples include materials which are stronger, lighter, or less expensive when compared to traditional materials. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_material

Carbon fiber reinforced polymer, carbon fiber reinforced plastic or carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRP, CRP, CFRTP or often simply carbon fiber, or even carbon), is an extremely strong and light fiber-reinforced plastic which contains carbon fibers, …CFRPs can be expensive to produce but are commonly used wherever high strength-to-weight ratio and rigidity are required, such as aerospace, automotive, civil engineering, sports goods and an increasing number of other consumer and technical applications. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_fiber_reinforced_polymer. The global carbon fiber reinforced plastic market (CFRP) is projected to reach USD 35.75 Billion by 2020. .http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/PressReleases/carbon-fiber-composites.asp

Peak, Matt (Editor, 2011). “Carbon Capture & Recycling Industry Overview: A review and analysis of technologies and organizations that recycle industrial carbon dioxide emissions into beneficial new products,” Prepared by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. for Prize Capital (2011).

Peak, Matt (Editor, 2013). “Commercializing the CO2-Asset Industry: A comprehensive industry creation and commercialization engine to catalyze a world where CO2 is an asset,” Prepared by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. for Prize Capital, 2013.

Peak, Matt (Editor, 2013). “Commercializing the CO2-Asset Industry: A comprehensive industry creation and commercialization engine to catalyze a world where CO2 is an asset,” Prepared by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. for Prize Capital (2013).

Gore, Al. The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. Random House (2013). Chapter 1 is about the emergence of a deeply interconnected global economy, includes sections on “Rethinking Resources,” p 27 describes the impact of emerging new carbon technology, and “The Rise of 3D Printing” p 30 describes the impact of emerging additive manufacturing as technology learns to directly assemble atoms and molecules to make products.

Das, Sujit; Warren, Josh; West, Devin. “Global Carbon Fiber Composites Supply Chain Competitiveness Analysis” (PDF). Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center, .

The global carbon fiber reinforced plastic market (CFRP) is projected to reach USD 35.75 Billion by 2020. .http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/PressReleases/carbon-fiber-composites.asp

Dahl, J., K. Buechler, R. Finley , T. Stanislaus , A. Weimer , A. Lewandowski , C. Bingham , A. Smeets , and A. Schneider: ”Rapid Solar-thermal Dissociation of Natural Gas in an Aerosol Flow Reactor”. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0424; National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO 80401-3393

Red, Chris. Mesa, Az (2019)
“2014-2023 Global Composite Aerostructures Market Outlook”;
“The Opportunity for Advanced Composites in Aircraft Engines and Nacelles: 2013-2022”;
“The Emergence of CFRP in Mass Production Automobiles: 2013-2022”;
“Global Markets for Carbon Fiber Composites: 2013-2022”.
“2017-2023 Global Opportunities for Advanced Composites in Commercial & Regional Transport Aircraft (unpublished);
“2017-2023 Demand for Composites in Wind and Alternative Energy Production” (unpublished).

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