SOURCE: Carbon Sciences Inc.
SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2012) - Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make transportation fuels and other valuable products from natural gas, today announced that it has filed two additional provisional patent applications for reforming of natural gas. These patents, as well as two other provisional patents for steam reforming of natural gas announced on February 13, 2012, are designed to provide comprehensive global protection for the company's intellectual property portfolio.
Byron Elton, CEO of Carbon Sciences, commented, "The new patent applications complement the company's strong dry reforming catalyst patent previously issued in 2011. Our new inventions also address the near term commercial feasibility of our catalyst technology. We recently announced promising results, with respect to the development of our steam reforming catalyst, which is targeted as a drop-in replacement for catalysts used in existing plants worldwide. Based on what we have learned, we anticipate filing additional patents in the coming months."
In January 2012, Carbon Sciences announced its plan to accelerate the commercialization of its steam reforming catalyst. Steam reforming of natural gas is the primary method for producing hydrogen, methanol and other large volume chemicals. The most valuable product of steam reforming of natural gas is hydrogen, which is a growing market and currently exceeds $150 billion per year.
The company continues to develop its dry reforming catalyst that can be used with captured CO2 or high CO2 content natural gas to make syngas.
About Carbon Sciences Inc.
Innovating at the forefront of chemical engineering, Carbon Sciences is developing a breakthrough technology to make cleaner and greener transportation fuels and other valuable products from natural gas. Our highly scalable, clean-tech process will enable the world to reduce its dependence on petroleum by transforming abundant and affordable natural gas into gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, and other products, such as hydrogen, methanol, pharmaceuticals, solvents, fertilizers, pesticides and plastics. The key to this process is a breakthrough catalyst that can reduce the cost of reforming natural gas into synthetic gas (syngas), the most costly step in making products from natural gas. To learn more about Carbon Sciences' breakthrough technology, please visit www.carbonsciences.com and follow us Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/carbonsciences.
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