If we are unable substantially reduce CO2 emissions soon, as far-fetched as it may sound, civilization as we know it will end. While 350 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide is considered to be safe or acceptable, we are currently fluctuating at around a staggering amount, 400 ppm. This carbon contributes to the greenhouse effect, which is the process by which trapped gasses in the atmosphere impede the natural release of heat out of our atmosphere. This makes our atmosphere similar to a sauna, where all of the heat is trapped. Our earth has already heated up by one degree celsius, which is a huge problem, and we are on our way to reaching two degrees of warming. At two degrees, many positive feedback loops—vicious cycles that self-propagate and accelerate global warming—will begin to act. And with all of these acting in conjunction, our problem will spiral out of control rapidly. Furthermore, many of these processes cannot be undone, which means that once they have started, it is too late for reparations.
To prevent us from surpassing this point, we must take action, and quickly. The time for a slow switch to a new hydrogen based or electrical infrastructure has long passed. We need to make a change, and we need to do it now. That’s where Metrol comes in. It is a hydrogen fuel that is net-negative for carbon emissions that can function in regular internal combustion engine (ICE) cars with a minor conversion that takes as much time as a regular tune up. It also can be stored in the same tanks and pipelines as regular gasoline. This means that there is no need to uproot and change our current infrastructure, which will allow Metrol implementation to be rapid enough to help curb our emissions before we reach the aforementioned irreversible point. Learn more about the benefits of Metrol by looking at this video. We believe that the conversion to Metrol is our best solution because it has net-negative emissions and it can be implemented in five to ten years.
Metrol is an ideal solution to our climate problem for a multitude of reasons. Metrol is a net-negative fuel, which means that in its production more carbon is taken from the air than is emitted. This means that Metrol production can help remove excess carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. Not only is it a green fuel, but it is a clean fuel, in the sense that it helps clean our atmosphere. It is also produced from anything that rots or burns. This can help clean and use wastes, such as farm waste, that are generally just sent to the dump. This means that we can help clean the surface of our planet, while we clean the air. This helps eliminate two of the most heinous types of pollution.
Economically speaking, Metrol is a viable solution. During the production of Metrol, carbon is captured and stored in solid form. This carbon can be sold to make carbon fiber, a valuable and economically viable product of most next-gen tech. This carbon can be sold to subsidize the cost of the fuel, making it similar to the price of regular gasoline. This means that there will be no exorbitant rise in fuel price with the adoption of Metrol. Furthermore, there is no need to repurchase a car compatible to run on Metrol, as a standard Internal Combustion Engine car can be converted to run on it. The conversion would take around the time of a standard tune up, and not be nearly as costly as purchasing a green car. Converted cars can also take gasoline, so there is no travel limitation based on Metrol station proximity. Metrol can also be stored in the same tankers and tanks as standard gasoline, so there is no need to rebuild a completely new infrastructure to house the fuel. It could be dispensed from standard gas stations, making it more convenient for the consumer.
You may ask, “Well, what’s wrong with electric cars?” There may not be anything “wrong” with electric cars, but they do have definite drawbacks and do not encompass a complete environmental solution. Electric car adoption has been rather slow, comprising only 0.1% of the 1 billion cars on the road. It is hard to become a part of the electric car-owning community, as it necessitates purchasing an entirely new car, a price wall that many people cannot surpass. They are also generally not as clean as they may seem. Even though they have zero emissions at the tailpipe, they are often running on electricity that has been produced by the burning of fossil fuels. With that in consideration, they are not a true zero emission car, though they still contribute fewer emissions than a standard ICE car. Furthermore, the lithium ion batteries in the cars will eventually get old, and disposing of them is sure to pose a large problem.