Thai firm nabs first carbon capture plant in US

18 July 2013

It’s being called the first commercial scale carbon capture and utilisation plant in America, and it’s being built by a Thai company in Texas.

Skyonic Corporation, a new US firm specialising in "mineralising" carbon dioxide emissions from factories, has awarded a $117m construction contract to build the "SkyMine" plant at the Capitol Aggregates cement plant in San Antonio to Toyo-Thai-USA Corporation.

(Credit: Walter Baxter/Wikimedia)

Using Skyonic’s electrolytic techniques, the facility will capture around 75,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from flue gas and turn it into hydrochloric acid, sodium bicarbonate and other by-products.

It’s the first North American project win for EPC contractor Toyo-Thai, which also invested $1m in Skyonic in the hope of capturing a share of a new, growing market in industrial carbon capture.

Joe Jones, founder and CEO of Skyonic said: "The company’s construction and [engineering] expertise will be critical as we bring SkyMine to the commercialisation stage with the help of our partners and investors."

Source: Skyonic

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