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Air Quality Stewardship Award for a commercial-scale CCUS plant

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The Air Quality Stewardship Awards aim to recognise business, agencies, schools, and other organisations whose intentional positive efforts help lower air pollution. At the San Antonio Earth Day Celebration, Austin, Texas, on 17 April 2015, Alamo Area Council of Governments awarded Capitol SkyMine with an Air Quality Stewardship Award. Joe Jones, CEO of Skyonic Corporation, accepted the award on behalf of Capitol SkyMine.

The Capitol SkyMine’s total carbon impact will be 300 000 t annually, through the direct capture of 75 000 t of CO2 and conversion into solid, usable products, such as baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), bleach and hydrochloric acid. Capitol SkyMine will also treat NOx emissions, which are a key component of ground-level ozone and the most prevalent form of air pollution in the Alamo region.

On Saturday 18 April, Skyonic and Capitol SkyMine further marked the occasion by sharing information about its profitable sodium bicarbonate product with the public at the City of San Antonio’s annual Earth Day event.

The SkyMine® process enables industrial facilities owners or fossil-fuel-fired power plant owners to capture up to 90% of CO2 emissions from flue gas and convert them into solid products that can then be sold for a profit. The creation of these carbon-negative products will offset CO2 emissions by displacing products that are normally made through carbon-intensive practices.

Formerly, the captured carbon has been sequestered and injected into the ground. The use of SkyMine® enables stationary emitters to convert greenhouse gasses into common industrial products. The launching of this new technology may therefore change the carbon capture industry.

Adapted from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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