Envirohome L.L.C. was founded in 2012 to help reduce carbon emissions through decreased production but now is shifting the focus to carbon capture on a gigaton scale.
Envirohome intends to employ the use of Blue Ocean Alkalinization for the purpose of changing the pH of portions of coral reef with the intent of slowly returning reef calcification to more pre-industrial levels. Using medium level pathways. The alkalization process will be closely monitored by experts in coral reef health while at the same time achieving proof of concept and safety to coral ecosystems. Our team is based on the concept that traditional engineering solutions will not be able to scale up to absorb potentially gigatons of CO2 and capture it in Calcium minerals. Our method will be based on papers by Dr. Rebecca Albright et al in Nature, Reversal of ocean acidification enhances net coral reef calcification (3/2016), the 2019 proceeding of Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement written by Antonio Gagern and Robert Paul Waldron's (Southeastern Louisiana University) Oyster reef habitat Carbon Dioxide sequestering.
- We know that acidification of coral reefs is projected to cause net dissolution of calcium.
- Dr. Albright was able to show that restoration of pH closer to pre-industrial conditions resulted in net community calcification using controlled release of sodium hydroxide over a small area of the great barrier reef.
- Robert Paul Waldron's research showing oyster reef habitat Carbon Dioxide sequestering has demonstrated sustainable reef production can be shown to bind atmospheric CO2 and to buffer coastal waters against the effects of regional acidification.
- My team using guidelines from this paper and others, intends to demonstrate that medium scale targeting of ocean reefs with monitoring of reef health and changes in calcification will cumulatively sequester large amounts of carbon dioxide.
Carbon sequestering process via oysters. Image credit: Dr. Jennifer Pollack- Texas A&M University Corpus Christi HARTE Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies
Ocean Alkalinization schematic of study area showing meter-spacing of station locations for the 9 upstream (U) stations and 15 downstream (D) transects.
A exponentially increasing global population drives climate change due to global carbon emissions. Increasing the surface tempature of the planet. Straining natural resources such as drinking water, food supplies and oxygen producing vegetation. Action must be taken now to stop the unrestrained destruction of the planet for the sake money.
Gigatons of global energy-related CO2 emissions in 2018
Billion humans as of September 2021
Years remaining until severe global drinking H2O shortages
Average ocean pH level in 2021
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Project Organizer / Scientific Advisor
Dr. William Fears
Environmentalist. Endocrinologist. My strength is in chemical, biological and molecular science and as a Scientific Advisor. I have an Undergraduate degree in Zoology and as a physician won the Grave’s B. Erskine award for outstanding graduating fellow at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for my work on bone. I have taught residents and practiced medicine for 30 years solving metabolic problems related to my patients which not surprisingly, are like those metabolic problems that we are imposing on the world’s Oceans.
Climate concerned citizen. 25 years diverse IT experience. Web Development. Digital Accessibility for people with impairments.
- Austin, Texas
Environmental Advocate. Data Analyst. Statistical Analysis. Data Visualization Expert - Tableau Certified.
- Austin, Texas
Scientific Advisor / Marine Biologist
Dr. Rebecca Albright
Department of Global Ecology. Carnegie Institution for Science. California Academy of Sciences.
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Resources, information and documents related to our company, goals, project and XPRIZE application.
Scientific paper by Dr. Rebecca Albright et al in Nature: Reversal of ocean acidification enhances net coral reef calcification (3/2016)
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