Brent Constantz: Presentation & Video

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Brent Constantz, CEO of Calera Corporation, spoke at UCSB on April 22, 2009 about capturing carbon dioxide emissions by trapping them in stable carbonate structures. The process entails spraying carbon emissions with seawater to bond the salts in the water with the carbon, producing carbonate minerals. These carbonate minerals can be mixed with Portland cements to produce concretes with reduced carbon footprints. Calera’s unique approach, which they call Carbon Capture and Conservation (CCC) technology has been called, “game-changing” by Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club. The technology turns a waste product into a marketable product making the technology economically and environmentally sustainable.

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