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I Love CO2 - Turning CO2 into Energy v1.0

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    • I LOVE CO2 Turning CO2 into Energy For GE Ecomagination Challenge 2010 Hilman Wirahadisaputra [email_address] +62 811 969 989
    • Needs for Energy
      • Our perpetual search for bulk source of energy and a new form of renewable energy
      • How to ease the process of attaining this raw energy
      • How to achieve efficiency of power usage in our homes/buildings
    • The Idea
      • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as the renewable energy source
      • EcoCubicle:
        • CO2 Absorber (portable) on desk
        • Presence-triggered power flow
        • (power invoked by presence of individual)
      • CO2 Capture, Storage & Controller (CO2CSC)
      • CO2 Energy Converter (CO2EC)
      • Integration with the Power Grid
    • Why CO2 for Energy?
      • We have many sources of CO2
        • From natural sources:
          • Animal, plant and human respiration
          • Carbon cycle
          • Volcanic eruption
        • By-product of man-made activities:
          • Fossil fuel combustion from electricity generation, industrial, residential and commercial, transportation
          • Industrial by-products
          • Deforestation
          • Carbon sequestration [1]
    • Why CO2 for Energy?
      • CO2 is a proven energy source
        • Look at Photosynthesis: 6CO2 + 6H2O -- (light) --> C6H12O6 + 6O2
        • (carbon dioxide + water + light, producing sugar + oxygen)
        • Energy captured by photosynthesis approx. 100 terawatts = 6 times power consumption of human civilization [2]
      • CO2 is everywhere - in the air/atmosphere, ocean, ground
      • Lots of CO2 is readily available now: 3,000 gigatonnes in atmosphere, 150,000 gigatonnes
      • in ocean + 27 billion tonnes emissions [3]
    • Functions of each component in this idea
      • CO2: the energy source
      • EcoCubicle:
        • Catch CO2 exhaled from individual sitting in his cubicle - via CO2 Absorber (portable) on his desk
        • Transmit absorbed CO2 to CO2CSC
        • Receive back CO2 processed energy allocated from CO2CSC
        • When this person leaves his cubicle, some equipments in his cubicle will be switched off or hibernated automatically (“presence-triggered power flow”)
      • CO2 Capture, Storage & Controller (CO2CSC):
        • Capture CO2 from external CO2 sources (plant, industrial, power station, sequestration, transportation, ocean)
        • Send captured CO2 to CO2 Energy Converter - to be processed into a ready-for-use energy
        • Receive back CO2 processed energy and stored it
        • Channel power obtained from the CO2 Absorber back to their original EcoCubicle
        • Distribute stored power from external CO2 sources - to other power points in the building
        • Manage overall performance of CO2 intake, storage and its scalability-capacity
      • CO2 Energy Converter (CO2EC):
        • Process captured CO2 into a ready-for-use energy
      • CO2CSC integration with the Power Grid:
        • Exchange information on operating status, performance and needs with the Power Grid
        • Control volume of power exchanged with the Power Grid
        • Control load/demand balancing with the Power Grid
    • Key Benefits of this idea
      • CO2 brings a substantial amount [3] of uncultivated energy source
        • Bonus: CO2 emission is a waste, now becomes an alternative energy
      • Many ways and places to capture CO2, examples of installation:
        • Alongside office buildings in downtown, around perimeter of parking garages and lots, installed together with BTS towers especially in urban areas
      • Efficiency of power usage:
        • On-demand power (presence-triggered) in EcoCubicle
        • Power balancing and sharing with the Power Grid [4]
    • References
      • “ Carbon Dioxide| Climate Change - Greenhouse Gas Emissions | U.S. EPA”. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/co2.html
      • “ Photosynthesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosynthesis
      • “ Carbon dioxide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_dioxide
      • “ Smart grid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_grid
    • About Me
      • “ My hope is this idea will make a positive impact to our energy availability and the quality of air we breath”.
      • Hilman is a project management and information technology consulting professional , specializing in process reengineering, systems selection and implementation, software development and systems integration
      • Hilman holds degrees and professional certification s in
        • Project Management Professional (PMP): Project Management Institute, Pennsylvania, USA
        • MBA: Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
        • Bachelor of Science Computer Information Systems and International Studies: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
        • Certificate in Conflict Resolution Specialization in Negotiation: Justice Institute of British Columbia, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
      • Hilman was born in Indonesia while educated and worked in United States, Canada and a number of countries in South East Asia. Hilman presently lives in Jakarta
      • Desired relationship with GE: employment in product innovation unit