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Presenter: Sean D. Sweat
Biography: Sean is an industrial engineer, transportation expert, and urban planning wonk who is hell-bent on making Downtown Phoenix a destination for people looking to live car-free.
Description: Last fall, two acres of vacant land in Downtown Phoenix were transformed into a sea of sunflowers. This spring, we're doing it again. And on the side we happen to be pressing the sunflowers for oil and converting it to biodiesel with the Phoenix Union Bioscience High School, to support the solar/biofuel hybrid vehicle they're building. Natch.
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I am passionate about the new automotive/environmental technology that I am working on. It is patented world wide so I know this will be a unique concept for London.
I am working with an auto motive engineer who has successfully created, tested and patented world wide a system that can capture, compress and store the CO2 from any internal combustion engine. We are presently looking for additional funds to take the technology to the next level. We want to create our own bio reactors to work with our technology so that we can send the captured gases through the bio reactor and break down the gases to bio fuel which can then be sent back and burned through the engine, greatly extending the efficiency of each tank of gas bought. We conservatively predict a twenty percent increase in mileage as well as no more CO2 emissions from vehicles and a quieter running car as well. The technology will be easily retrofitted to vehicles already on the road.
The conversion of the gases through the bio reactor will also result in a cultivated nutritionally laden byproduct that will need to be removed from the bio reactors but it possibly could be even more valuable than the bio fuel created and can be used in a pharmaceutical application or to converted into a nutritional feed for livestock or even new foods for humans. We are starting a non profit organization to explore the uses and to create marketable products.
We feel that London could be the centre for bio fuel research and development for Canada UWO is already working with algae and bio fuel production and if we become successful in obtaining funds to further our development, we fell that we could eventually create hundreds of new high tech, high income jobs both through the non profit organization and commercialization of our technology. If we pushed really hard and had our technology available around the world within ten years we would be able to reduce worldwide CO2 emissions lower than the Kyoto Protocol levels, improve air quality around the world and also possibly empower everyone who purchases the technology to create a source of income from sale of the algae byproducts.
This is what I am trying to ignite here in London.