Validating and building the SystemicAgri App will be our next steps, meaning that we are open to welcome new team members and accept suitable funding. If the project excites you, especially, if you are an app developer, please contact at [email protected].
Alevtina Evgrafova, PhD, is a soil specialist, who has over eight years of professional experience in environmental sciences gained through both academic and industrial projects. Her interdisciplinary interests encompass sustainable development, social impact assessment, policy-making, and technologies. Currently based in Berlin, Germany.
Creon Levit is an applied physicist and software engineer who spent over 30 years at NASA. Since 2015 he has been Chief Technologist and Director of R&D at Planet Labs, a private remote sensing data company that has designed, built, and operates more Earth observing satellites than the rest of the world combined.
3RD PLACE: CT FUSION – HIGH ENERGY FUSION ENERGY PROOF OF CONCEPT
Fusion is a commercial fusion energy company based in Seattle, WA. It seeks to make fusion energy affordable and fully commercially viable by 2031. Fusion is the process that powers stars. It can provide highly power dense, firm, carbon free electricity or industrial process heat with zero risk of meltdowns, no long-lived waste and only minimal land requirements.
To equitably deliver these benefits around the world, CTFusion seeks a broad coalition of investors and supporters from energy and engineering companies, philanthropists, non-profits, and environmental organizations. It is fundraising for its next four year project, a proof of concept machine that will demonstrate the physics necessary for a later net electric pilot plant.
Dr. Derek Sutherland, CEO – Plasma physicist and nuclear engineer with experience in multiple public and private fusion ventures. Ph.D. University of Washington, B.S. MIT Nuclear Engineering & Physics.
Dr. Aaron Hossack, CTO – Lead experimental scientist with 10 years with fusion prototypes. Ph.D. University of Washington, B.S. UW Physics & Astronomy.
Mr. Chris Ajemian VP Business development and Regulatory affairs. Corporate lawyer, Software CEO, PNNL nonproliferation analyst, foreign policy planner. J.D. University of Washington, M.A.I.S. UW, B.A. U.C. Berkeley.
Dr. Kyle Morgan – Research Scientist with experience in Plasma & High Temp Physics, 10 years with operational systems for fusion prototypes, computational modeling of plasmas relevant to magnetic confinement fusion. Ph.D. University of Washington, B.S. U.W.
LARGE-SCALE PASSIVE CARBON SEQUESTRATION VIA ENGINEERED POROUS MATERIALS
We are working on developing a novel porous material to capture carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere (called direct air capture, or DAC). To return the atmosphere to 350 ppm CO2, we need to remove about 1100 Gt (gigatonnes) CO2 from the atmosphere–more if the world doesn’t very aggressively attempt to eliminate all fossil fuel emissions. The size of the new DAC industry required to accomplish this much CO2 removal will need to be the cumulative scope of the entire petrochemical industry for the last 30 years. By developing materials specifically to optimize DAC, we are hoping to make this enormous undertaking as feasible as possible.
Our next step is to computationally analyze the broadest possible range of materials and processes in a search for improved materials.
Chris Wilmer is an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and has previously spun-out two startups from his research, NuMat Technologies (www.numat-tech.com) and Aeronics (www.aeronicsinc.com), both of which focus on difficult gas storage/separations problems.
Paul Boone is a software engineer in residence and researcher at the University of Pittsburgh. He formerly managed both Software Engineering and Corporate Finance departments in the startup scenes in both Silicon Valley and Venice Beach, but is now focused on researching and developing solutions to help remove historically emitted CO2 from the atmosphere.
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