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Carbon-negative Energy, A Reality At Last -- And Cheap, Too

Carbon-negative Energy, A Reality At Last -- And Cheap, Too

id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> Tom Price, the director tan vu phat of strategic initiatives at All Power Labs, demonstrates the company's PowerPallet, a machine that converts biomass into carbon-negative energy. Daniel Terdiman/CNET BERKELEY, Calif. -- In 2007, officials from this famously liberal city shut off the electricity to an artists space known as the Shipyard. That action, which forced the artists there to seek a new way to power their flamethrowers, is the origin story of a company that now produces what it says is the world's only carbon-negative power source.

Located in one of the grittiest areas of town, where train tracks, garbage, and broken down cars are far more prevalent than the hippies Berkeley is famous for, All Power Labs has set up shop inside the Shipyard. Run by CEO Jim Mason -- who owns the space -- the 5-year-old startup now produces technology used to transform dense biomass like corn husks or wood chips into clean, sustainable, and cheap energy. Website URL:

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