Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 17, 2015
Capitol SkyMine, the first-of-its-kind, commercial-scale carbon capture and utilization facility, is to be honored tomorrow with an Air Quality Stewardship Award from the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) at San Antonio’s Earth Day event at Woodlawn Lake Park.
Through its annual Air Quality Stewardship Awards, the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) recognizes business, agencies, schools, and other organizations whose outstanding voluntary efforts help to reduce air pollution.
Located in San Antonio at Capitol Aggregates, an existing cement plant, the $125 million Capitol SkyMine will have a total carbon impact of 300,000 tons annually, through the direct capture of 75,000 tons of CO2 and transformation into solid, usable products, like baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), bleach and hydrochloric acid (HCl). Capitol SkyMine will also treat Nitrogen Oxide emissions, which are a major component of ground-level ozone and the most prevalent form of air pollution in the Alamo region.
The SkyMine® process allows owners of industrial facilities or fossil-fuel-fired power plants to capture up to 90 percent of CO2 emissions from flue gas and transform 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. The introduction of this innovative technology could transform the carbon capture industry. Previously, captured carbon has been sequestered and injected into the ground. Now, using SkyMine® technology, stationary emitters can convert greenhouse gasses into common industrial products.
Skyonic and Capitol SkyMine will further mark the occasion by sharing information about our profitable sodium bicarbonate product with the public with a booth presence at the City of San Antonio’s annual Earth Day event on Saturday, April 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Lake Park, 1103 Cincinnati. This event was created to share and educate the community on the value and respect we should give our planet. Admission for this event is free.
The Earth Day event will also include a raffle of thirty bicycles, a tree adoption by CPS Energy, entertainment, vegetarian refreshments, and a demonstration on various healthy lifestyles, conservation ideas and techniques.
About Skyonic Corporation:
Skyonic Corporation builds new and retrofittable plants that produce carbon-negative chemical products at the lowest cost, while mineralizing industrial CO2 emissions and scrubbing SOx, NOx and mercury. The company’s SkyMine® and SkyCycle™ technologies are designed to economically extract and mineralize carbon dioxide from industrial flue gas into products, such as baking soda, hydrochloric acid and limestone, at a commercial scale. The company’s scrubber, SkyScraper™, also removes SOx, NOx, mercury and other heavy metals. These carbon chemistry processes have a two-fold effect, not only driving profit through the sale of products, but also helping to mitigate the effects of industrial pollution and close the carbon cycle. The company has opened the nation’s first commercial-scale carbon capture and utilization facility at Capitol Aggregates. Skyonic was founded in 2005 by inventor and CEO, Joe Jones and is located in Austin, TX. For more about how Skyonic produces solid returns from clean air, visit http://www.skyonic.com.