Picarro Overview and the Looming Sub-Prime Carbon Crisis

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This is an overview of Picarro's technology, business, customer base, and the looming Sub-Prime carbon market crisis we all face as the world puts in place markets designed for trading emissions and GHG offsets. Picarro is playing a key role in helping climate scientists better measure and understand GHG emissions at a local, regional and global level.

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Picarro Overview and the Looming Sub-Prime Carbon Crisis

  1. 1. Carbon Subprime Crisis Michael R. Woelk President & CEO, Picarro, Inc.
  2. 2. Greenhouse gas emissions are increasing. The climate is changing causing hydrological patterns to shift. Nations are responding. A green economy is emerging. $Trillion carbon markets are coming. BUT: How will we know whether the legislative policies are working? What if the green economy doesn’t actually reduce emissions?
  3. 3. Measure then Trust “ I don’t see (subprime mortgage market troubles) imposing a serious problem . I think it’s going to be largely contained.” ... Henry Paulson “ There are no accounting issues , no trading issues, no reserve issues, no previously unknown problem issues.” ...Kenneth Lay
  4. 4. Financial Perspective Trillion $62.5 Trillion $36.6 Trillion
  5. 5. NOAA’s Current GHG Network
  6. 6. Contrast the National Air Monitoring Network 1,080 Stations 4,000 Stations Measure: particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, and lead <ul><li>To judge compliance with and/or progress made toward meeting ambient air quality standards. </li></ul><ul><li>To activate emergency control procedures that prevent or alleviate air pollution episodes. </li></ul><ul><li>To observe pollution trends throughout the region, including non-urban areas. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a data base for research evaluation of effects </li></ul>The purpose according to the EPA is:
  7. 7. Measurement Anywhere - Anytime Ships Aircraft Telecom Buildings Fields Mountains Highways Cities Landfills Glaciers
  8. 8. GHG Measurements at any Scale <ul><li>Global Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Scale Flux </li></ul><ul><li>States, Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Local Scale Flux </li></ul><ul><li>Regulated Sources </li></ul>Drill down Drill down
  9. 9. Measurements anyone can make <ul><li>Remove from box </li></ul><ul><li>Plug in and begin measuring </li></ul>10”
  10. 10. The Company <ul><li>Award winning manufacturer of the world’s highest performance and easiest to use gas analyzers </li></ul><ul><li>Founded 1998 to develop innovative laser-based solutions </li></ul><ul><li>9 Patents exclusive licensed from Stanford </li></ul><ul><li>Located in Silicon Valley California </li></ul><ul><li>Backed by marquis venture capital investors </li></ul>2008 R&D 100 Award 2009 Pittcon Editor’s Choice 2009 Frost & Sullivan Technology of the Year Award 2009 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation

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