New Technology Changes Unhealthy Workplace Air Into Fuel

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Finland-based Soletair Power unveils a breakthrough system that turns carbon dioxide into energy, marking a major technological advance in the more than $1 trillion markets of carbon utilization, workplace health and business productivity

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“We were excited to share our breakthrough with the world in Dubai,” said ​Petri Laakso​, CEO of Soletair Power. “But we cannot wait. What we have is important and can do a great deal of good for people, for businesses and the planet, so we’re ready to get going.”

Soletair Power today announced the world’s first economically profitable power to fuels production process, combining the air you breath out with energy to produce fuel. The innovation will make public and workspaces healthier and employees more productive while also taking climate-altering carbon out of the environment.

Soletair Power, based in Finland, has designed, built and installed a ground-breaking air filtration and purification system that not only removes harmful carbon-dioxide (C02) from the air, it turns it into usable fuel. Soletair’s solution positions the company as an early to-market leader at the intersection of three major segments, workplace health and wellness, business productivity and carbon capture utilization, a market that analysts have estimated in excess of $1 trillion.

  • WORK HEALTH The Covid-19 pandemic has heightened business need for healthy workplaces, especially in air quality and filtration. One expert recently directly linked removing carbon dioxide from public spaces as a way to mitigate the threat of virus spread, a practice governments have been following worldwide. As economies restart and recover, improving ventilation and air quality systems will continue to be a major investment focus.
  • BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY Decades of studies have shown that increases in C02, even through normal breathing in public and workspaces, can significantly reduce cognitive function by 20% or more. Actively removing carbon dioxide from work areas has been proven to increase awareness, workplace performance and productivity.
  • CARBON CAPTURE UTILIZATION Carbon capture and sequestration is a developing technique to mitigate climate change and a growing industry which is forecast to evolve into a carbon capture utilization model, transforming the collected carbon into needed products. The Soletair Power solution uses a chemical conversion process to turn carbon captured from the air along with energy and water into useable fuel or direct energy.

“This is not science fiction, it’s science,” said ​Dr Cyril Bajamundi Soletair Power. “It’s not something we can do, it’s something we are doing. We built it. It’s working, right now in Finland, taking carbon out of the air and generating fuel -- a triple-whammy of heath, efficiency and significant environmental impact.”

A working Soletair Power unit was installed in Soletair Power’s own offices in Lappeenranta, Finland in September. Another unit has been sold to We probably cannot disclose the customer name since we have only Letter of Intent with them a major investor in Soletair Power and a top global manufacturer or power and energy systems.

The system will also go to the prestigious Dubai 2020 World Expo to show the possibilities of Power-to-X technology, a debut that has been postponed until 2021 due to Covid-19. There, the Soletair Power display was set to turn C02 from air exhaled by visitors into power used to run coffee machines in the Pavilion, delivering free coffee to guests.

“We were excited to share our breakthrough with the world in Dubai,” said ​Petri Laakso​, CEO of Soletair Power. “But we cannot wait. What we have is important and can do a great deal of good for people, for businesses and the planet, so we’re ready to get going.”

The science behind Soletair Power is both simple and complex. Briefly, the Soletair unit takes C02 out of the air in offices and public spaces, combines it with outside air, energy and water to produce oxygen, which is ventilated to the interior spaces, and hydrocarbons which can be used for fuel, to produce plastics or other materials or used for energy storage. Soletair Power’s engineers and technology leaders have offered to provide briefings on the chemistry science to journalists, academics or potential customers.

Soletair Power’s system is available for installation in the United States and other markets immediately and is expected to be in high demand, given its multiple benefits in commercial real estate, schools and other public places such as gyms or auditoriums. Costs vary by specifics.

“We have a product that’s good for business and good for the environment at the same time. Something that will make someone’s work better and help them work better. It’s pretty incredible,” said Laakso​.

About Soletair Power
Based in Finland, Soletair Power has pioneered carbon capture and carbon use technologies to remove harmful carbon-dioxide from workplaces and public spaces, improving health and productivity. By sequestering carbon and converting it to fuels, Soletair Power’s solutions can contribute to efforts to mitigate climate change as well as boost personal and professional performance. To learn more about Soletair Power, visit:

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