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Provo company's innovation could solve 2 environmental issues

October 16, 2017View for printing

Currently, the Provo firm is the only company with the technology to convert CO2 into solid carbon, and it can be done cheaper than current methods and with no environmental footprint.

The excess carbon dioxide could be captured from large-scale operations like petrochemical facilities, cement manufacturers or coal mines, for example, she said. What's more, the main byproduct of the process would be water clean enough to use for a variety of purposes.

"Some people call our process a water plant that has carbon as a byproduct," Quance said. "All that we have coming out of our unit is pure water and pure carbon."

When using hydrogen in the CO2 conversion procedure, the process produces three times as much water as carbon.

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