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Calera 2

Innovation in Sequestering CO2 to Create Green Building Materials

Patrick Dichter

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of Calera 2

Sequestering CO2 in the Built Environment Market Business Model Future Implications 115 billion dollars annually 32 billion tons per year yielding markets provide a repository of over 15 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year in the U.S. alone CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS MARKET 1 ton CO2 0.5 ton SCM 10 MWe 4000 * 500 MWe Potential Implications “It might actually make the heretofore specious notion of ‘clean coal’ a possibility. " - Thomas Friedman Future 'cap and trade' system or greenhouse gas regulation
Race towards feasible clean coal
Current clean coal model does not work History
Constantz studies marine biology
Originally planned application in medicine
Constantz meets Khosla in 1987
Idea of 'green cement' leads to Colera founding in 2007 Carbon Negative > Carbon Neutral
US electricity from coal is 20% of CO2 emissions
China builds one coal-powered plant per week
Calera could catalyze tighter regulation via feasibility
Strategic partnerships
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