|ALC carbon outcome||Producing less carbon than competitor/industry benchmarks|
|Geographic scope||United States|
9,400 tonnes CO₂e [Jan-Dec 2018]
Capturing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and converting them into useful products can help to tackle climate change while improving efficiency and profitability.
BP has invested in Carbonfree Chemicals, a company that has developed new technology to convert CO2 from waste gases into chemicals. These can then be used to make a variety of products, such as baking soda. These lower carbon products can then displace more carbon-intensive similar products on the market.
Based in San Antonio, Texas, Carbonfree Chemicals currently captures CO2 that would otherwise be emitted from the adjacent coal-fired Capitol Aggregates cement plant. At full capacity, the plant is projected to directly capture 75,000 tonnes of CO2 and avoid a total of almost 205,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.
Carbonfree’s SkyMine® process needs 30 % less energy to remove CO2 versus the more common amine-based CO2 capture technology. 1 Carbonfree’s process also removes mercury, metals, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and particulates – and returns clean air and clean water. Carbonfree’s technology can be applied to a wide range of industrial sites, including coal- and gas-fired power plants and refineries.