Monday, August 1, 2016

Science & Technology: Another Project to Fix CO2 Using Geothermal Energy

Calgary team guns for Carbon X Prize (Calgary Sun)

Team CleanCarbon Energy is the Calgary-based company gunning for the $20 million Carbon X Prize, a contest challenging teams to develop breakthrough technologies that convert the most CO2 into products with the highest net value, making it a recycling Holy Grail.

Made up of engineers, designers, and venture capitalists in Calgary’s oil and gas industry, Team CleanCarbon have developed carbon converting technologies with a laboratory team at the Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI).

Using plant material and geothermal energy in the Earth’s subsurface, the company’s two technologies – the Downhole Flexfuel Gasifier and the DualCycle Geo-bioreactor – convert carbon dioxide into biomass used produce sustainable fuels, power and chemicals.