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    Date submitted
  • 20-Feb-2018

CO2 Vacuum Satellite

Abstract

With the growing awareness of climate change, we know we need more than one solution to solve climate change. Many of these ideas deal with climate change in the short-term, but not enough exist where it addresses the current conditions of the global climate.

This CO2 vacuum satellite would address the current conditions of climate change. Through the filtering process that's already used for CO2 vacuums, the idea is to make these vacuums into satellites, put them into orbit, where they'll convert the CO2 to water vapour. This is to help keep the greenhouse effect from occurring without CO2 accumulating at excessive levels.

Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

Customers are going to be state and federal governments that want to integrate this technology with their environmental policy, fitting with the growth of governments utilizing private companies to accomplish their political initiatives. Another customer could be private companies that want to mass-produce such technology and manufacture it.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

It deals with the climate change problem and how there aren't many solutions that are most effective in the short-term. Many long-term ideas exist, but not enough short-term ideas do. This serves the green tech market that is growing rapidly, even when it's a global industry worth over $3.5 trillion dollars.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

Not only is no else doing this, but the green tech sector is a growing industry, with more funds and firms focusing on how to deal with climate change. It's also a very scalable technology, one that can be manufactured in used in both the private and public sectors, allowing it to create more revenue for the owner of the technology.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

First, it needs to be established how the CO2 vacuum satellite will be constructed and what it'd take to make it (in terms of materials, not necessarily money. That'll come later). Once figuring out these requirements, find a way to patent the technology, making it automatically more valuable and creating viability for the idea. This will then be followed up with a financial cost as to how to implement this technology feasibly, whether that's licensing the rights to the patent or creating a startup around the technology to be the sole user of this technology.