Weis creating a machine to mine carbon from the air
Patrons subscribing for $100/month can participate in monthly live video conferences updating our progress and have access to recordings of those virtual meetings.
They will also receive an Electric Leaf Project coffee mug and will be acknowledged by name in publications as patrons (can opt out of the list if desired) ...
This option is only available to those either located in Seattle or able to travel there.
They will also receive an Electric Leaf Project coffee mug, will be acknowledged by name in publications as patrons (can opt out of the list if desired) and be allowed to participate in monthly live video conferences updating our progress and have access to recordings of those virtual meetings.
Our working Electric Leaf prototype is ~10X more efficient than natural photosynthesis, requires no fresh water, fertilizer or arable land and is an example of the so-called “negative emissions” technology that climate scientists now see as necessary along with emissions controls to save us from the most extreme effects of climate change.
This prototype Electric Leaf was developed with funding from a one-time Amazon Catalyst Grant of $100K awarded to Dr. Minie in 2017 and is now patent pending. We are at the point now where we need funds for an additional year of work to develop a commercial version of our machine and conventional funding is not a likely avenue. So, we decided to opt for the time-honored tradition of direct patronage that was responsible for the science behind electronics, refrigeration, aircraft and rockets and therefore setup this Patreon site.
Help us develop a gadget that could play a role in saving the Earth’s human habitable biosphere by drawing down dangerously high atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and provide you, our patrons, with recognition, various goodies, hands-on workshops, monthly live online video-conferences about our progress, and an early shot as an investor when the time comes to commercialize and take our project to the next level with the formation of The Electric Leaf Company.