‘First-of-a-kind’ plant to capture and reuse carbon

A new facility that is expected to capture 75,000 tons of carbon dioxide has officially been opened in the US. The Department of Energy (DOE) said the $40 million (£25m) […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new facility that is expected to capture 75,000 tons of carbon dioxide has officially been opened in the US.

The Department of Energy (DOE) said the $40 million (£25m) SkyMine project, developed by Skyonic, will use a “first-of-its-kind” process to capture the carbon emissions from a nearby cement plant and convert it into other products.

They include bleach, baking soda, hydrochloric acid and sodium carbonate.

Joe Jones, Founder and CEO of Skyonic said: “The Capitol SkyMine facility is the first step in our vision to mitigate the effects of industrial pollution and close the carbon cycle.

“We are excited to mark this historic milestone with our innovate technology to capture pollutants and transform them into everyday products.”

The project received a $28 million (£17.4m) grant from the DOE.