Global Research Technologies Announces Successful Carbon Dioxide Air-Capture System

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Tucson company officially introduces itself on Earth Day. Global Research Technologies, LLC (GRT) has announced its success in ongoing research and development of a proprietary air-capture system to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.

Global Research Technologies, LLC (GRT) has announced its success in ongoing research and development of a proprietary air-capture system to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. GRT was founded in 2004 on the vision of its president, Mr. Allen B. Wright, to commercialize the air-capture concept first published by Professor Klaus Lackner of Columbia University. The company is funded by the Gary Comer Science Foundation. In recent weeks, GRT has moved onto the international stage and is honored to officially introduce its technological promise for reducing CO2 levels around the globe in conjunction with Earth Day 2007. The CO2 air-capture process that GRT has developed is a sophisticated breakthrough beyond earlier concepts and moves the company closer to a commercially-oriented product.

GRT's successful working system is of widespread interest now that the global warming crisis has been acknowledged with governments and individuals calling for action. The GRT vision has always been to engineer a sustainable future with regard to CO2 capture, and that vision has become a working demonstration through serious and very creative, very hard work. One of the GRT system's unique capabilities is that the units will not be location-bound, making it possible, for example, to remove carbon dioxide emissions emitted from vehicles on streets worldwide with air-capture devices located in remote and environmentally acceptable locations far removed from the CO2 source.

GRT's President Wright said, "It's tremendously rewarding to see the air-capture concept first published by Klaus Lackner become a successful working system in our laboratory. We foresee the GRT system becoming an economically viable product that will be of tremendous value to all of humanity now and in the future. Removing CO2, a major greenhouse gas, makes it possible to envision a return to lesser if not pre-industrial levels of CO2."

Lackner, the visionary behind the air-capture concept who is also Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University, explained, "I have long believed science and industry have the technological capability to design systems that will capture greenhouse gases and allow us to transition to energies of the future over the long term. GRT's working device has progressed far beyond conceptual and far beyond the primitive usage of sodium hydroxide."

Global Research Technologies, LLC (GRT) is a research and development company dedicated to the credible demonstration of products and processes with an energy and environmental impact. Its initial efforts have been directed to developing and testing systems to remove carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere. GRT believes that its success in these efforts places it in a foremost position in carbon capture and sequestration. GRT was founded in February 2004 and has grown to occupy a 10,000 square feet facility that houses administrative offices, a research laboratory and a prototype development and demonstration area.

Global Research Technologies Corporate Contact:
Allen B. Wright

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Sandra Kay Helsel
SK Helsel & Associates


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