Texas plant converts CO2 to baking soda

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 22 (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Energy said a cement plant in Texas is now converting carbon dioxide into useful commercial products using first-of-its-kind technology.

The department and Skyonic Corp. opened the demonstration project at the San Antonio plant. Dubbed the SkyMine project, it’s able to capture as much as 75,000 tons of CO2 emitted from the cement plant and turn it into products like sodium carbonate, used as water softener, and sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda.

Read more at: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2014/10/22/Texas-plant-converts-CO2-to-baking-soda/6111413969411/

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