CarbonFree has joined forces with engineering construction company Flour to help manufacturer its carbon-to-value technology.
Dubbed SkyCycle™, CarbonFree’s technology captures the carbon emitted by industrial plants and mineralises emissions to create safe and valuable low carbon materials.
With its technology, the company wants to capture 10% of the world’s industrial CO2.
To achieve this goal, the technology will use calcium and magnesium salts as a key part of the conversion chemistry to produce high purity precipitated calcium carbonate, a synthetic limestone.
The company has been developing and refining the technology for more than 15 years, and has been capturing carbon and converting it to baking soda at an industrial cement plant in Texas using a similar process called SkyMine®.
“We have the right instrument at the right time in history to make a big impact,” said CarbonFree Chief Technology Officer Joe Jones. “We’ve been preparing for years—taking our time with our patents and getting our technology down—and now the world is ready.”
“We’re thrilled to see a top-tier engineering firm like Fluor choose to work with us and deliver on a commitment to improving the environment.”
Fluor will use its construction and engineering capabilities to help CarbonFree determine how to best manufacture SkyCycle™ so it can be distributed and installed on a larger scale and at a greater speed.
On this, Al Collins, Fluor Group President of Corporate Development & Sustainability, added, “Fluor’s relationship with disruptive carbontech pioneers is an integral part of our sustainability commitment.”
“CarbonFree’s carbon-to-value solution is technologically innovative, and we look forward to leveraging our combined capabilities to help deliver a lower carbon future.”