We wanted something that could empower artists to work with carbon in a new and interesting way.
What it does
Our solution is to use atmospheric carbon to make carbon negative dyes and pencils. We decided to use Climeworks, an atmospheric carbon capture device to get carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The CO2 can be further processed into solid carbon. We could use recycled paper as the body while the recycled carbon acts as the lead.
How we built it
After some time brainstorming, we figured out that the technology to do this actually exists. The process is fairly simple but could be really fun project for both students and faculty. We were unfortunately not able to create our idea as more time would be needed.
Challenges we ran into
We had some setbacks in regards to the feasibility of the project but we managed to come to a reasonable solution, Climeworks offers a pretty good solution for gaseous carbon capture.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud that we were able to finish almost all of the challenges presented. We are proud of this project as we feel it is a new take on the problem, reusing the carbon captured from the atmosphere to do good.
What we learned
We learned to work better as a team, we have been working together for months on the Formula Student team but the immense pressure of finishing these projects on time has taught us the values of good teamwork.
What's next for Sameining lista og tækni
If Listaháskólinn decides to make this project come to life, I would like to help them decide on which carbon solidification methods to use and how the project could inspire others.