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Sugarland, TX – Viva Cundliffe, a British Columbia-based environmental engineer, has spent five years investigating and demonstrating how carbon dioxide can be recycled.
Recycling CO2- 6/29/2009
"I am trying to signal to the industry that it's cheaper to recycle carbon than to store it," Cundliffe says. "Companies should beware of the potential liabilities of long-term contracts to bury carbon dioxide; for example, we lose access to this compound and control of it."
Cundliffe, president of Strategic Visionary Alternatives Limited, has held one pre-commercial demonstration of her technology at a commercial property located in south-central British Columbia. The company, which has received funding from private sources, governments and non-governmental organizations, filed a global patent application on the technology this past April.
Strategic Visionary Alternatives technology, called "Green Carbon," is a post-combustion technology that uses heat and special catalysts to split carbon dioxide into its constituent parts - carbon and oxygen. The carbon, captured as a fine powder not unlike pulverized coal, could either be re-injected into the combustion chamber for burning or captured in pelletized form for use elsewhere.
Read the full story at industrialinfo.com.