Wednesday, January 21, 2009
For those who do not know the meaning of a metaphorical 'gazelle' (not the antelope type) - Gazelles are ideas brought out by dreamers, which are not completely thought out, but nevertheless are very clever ideas. My dear friend and one time partner in business, has like the never ending well of Gazelles. I have known him since 1996 or so, and since then, his gazelles could literally fill up several medium sizes books.
He might have come up with one now which can probably "save the world"... sounds exciting huh? He has come up with a relatively simple chemical reaction, which when made using naturally available resources, might in fact, reverse the effect of climate change, and at the same time, solve the food crisis in arid regions. Sounds a bit too good to be true.
And that might be the case. The experimental stages of this is sponsored by Shell and is currently about to enter into lab testing phase.
What is even more interesting is that he has set up a site at www.cquestrate.com where he is trying to open-source this idea, so people from all over the world can participate and contribute towards this solution, or just support it. Do visit the website.
If you DO understand chemistry, check out the more detailed presentation below explaining how it would work.
Tim, remember to send me tickets to the Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony :-)