SOURCE: Carbon Sciences Inc.

Carbon Sciences Inc.

April 13, 2011 00:01 ET

Carbon Sciences Engages Industry Experts to Accelerate Commercial Development

Gas-to-Liquid Experts to Assist in Commercial Catalyst Design and Process Engineering

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2011) - Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make transportation fuels from natural gas, today announced a development agreement with Emerging Fuels Technology (EFT) of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Carbon Sciences' breakthrough catalyst technology transforms natural gas into a synthetic gas (syngas), which can then be converted into gasoline and other fuels using conventional gas-to-liquids ("GTL") technology such as Fischer-Tropsch. Specifically, the company's novel catalyst dry reforms methane with carbon dioxide and is the most desired approach to produce syngas because of its potential to lower both the capital and operating costs. However, there is no cost-effective catalyst on the market that can sustain dry reforming reactions at an industrial scale. Carbon Sciences' proprietary catalyst is extremely robust and has been proven to work continuously over more than 2,000 hours in laboratory testing.

Byron Elton, Carbon Sciences' CEO, commented, "We are excited to have the powerful brain trust at EFT help us in our quest to turn natural gas into gasoline. The EFT principals Ken Agee, Rafael Espinosa and Kym Arcuri are internationally recognized as top experts in their fields. We look forward to working with them to bring our important technology to market."

Mr. Agee commented, "A cost-effective, commercial technology to dry reform methane to produce syngas from natural gas would be a significant event. However, there just hasn't been a catalyst available to the industry to do the job well enough. When we met with the Carbon Sciences team we were immediately impressed with their initial results. If we can prove that their catalyst can perform well in more robust industrial settings, then this breakthrough can be a game-changer in the gas-to-liquids industry. We look forward to helping Carbon Sciences realize their vision."

To learn more about Carbon Sciences' breakthrough technology of making gasoline from natural gas, please visit

About Carbon Sciences Inc.

Carbon Sciences is developing a breakthrough technology to make gasoline from natural gas. We believe our technology will enable nations of the world to reduce their dependence on petroleum by cost effectively using natural gas to produce cleaner and greener liquid fuels for immediate use in the existing transportation infrastructure. Although found in abundant supply at affordable prices in the U.S. and throughout the world, natural gas cannot be used directly in cars, trucks, trains and planes without a massive overhaul of the existing transportation infrastructure. Innovating at the forefront of chemical engineering, Carbon Sciences is developing a highly scalable, clean-tech process to transform natural gas into liquid transportation fuels such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. The key to this cost-effective process is a breakthrough methane dry reforming catalyst that consumes carbon dioxide. To learn more about Carbon Sciences' breakthrough technology, please visit and follow us on Twitter at

About Emerging Fuels Technology, Inc.

Emerging Fuels Technology (EFT) is a technology company focused on the development and implementation of methodologies for producing synthetic fuels and chemicals from a variety of feedstocks such as natural gas, biomass and coal. The company is one of the world's foremost authorities in Fischer-Tropsch and related synthesis (syngas) reactions in addition to complementary reactions to upgrade raw products to finished fuels and chemicals. EFT has used the unique skills of its principals and key employees and lab facilities to provide services to clients in the areas of gas-to-liquids (GTL), biomass to liquids (BTL) and coal-to-liquids (CTL). The principals of EFT comprise over eighty (80) man-years of experience and over 80 patents in Fischer-Tropsch related technologies. To learn more about EFT visit

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