Carbondox – Carbon Dioxide Capture Pilot Test Program Commenced by Cemtrex

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Cemtrex is engaged in the manufacturing, sale and service of the most advanced instruments, software and systems for monitoring emissions of Greenhouse gases, hazardous gases, particulate and other regulated pollutants used in emissions trading globally.

Cemtrex Inc. announced that it has started its pilot test program to develop its carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology, Carbondox, for application in coal-fired power plants.

“Carbondox technology represents a measurable and significant breakthrough in combating climate change and economically reducing carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel burning power plants,” said Mr. Arun Govil, CEO & President of Cemtrex Inc. “Our test program investigates the implementation and optimization of a corona-catalyst and bicarbonate mechanisms in an aqueous medium for the purpose of CO2 capture from flue gases emitted by coal-fired combustors, post-Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) equipment.”

The CEO has not shared any more details as of now. It appears to me that what they are doing is to essentially turn CO2 into a mineral carbonate for sequestration. Am awaiting further news on Carbondox.

Source: Cemtrex Inc.

4 Responses to “Carbondox – Carbon Dioxide Capture Pilot Test Program Commenced by Cemtrex”

  1. A Boris

    According to International Energy Agency (IEA), CO2 emissions reduction is a huge new untapped market and it estimates the current total US CO2 emissions at 6 billion tons and the European Union CO2 emissions at over 5 billion tons. It is estimated that $30 billion will be invested in R&D effort and the cost to the US economy alone for avoiding this will be over $1 trillion in the next 40 years. Based upon a $20 per ton carbon price, the estimate for the total carbon dioxide capture market is over $90 billion. The IEA estimates that it may be necessary to spend as much as $200 per ton to achieve the CO2 reduction goals thus increasing the market size tenfold.

    Ensuring energy security and addressing climate change issues in a cost-effective way are the main challenges of energy policies and in the longer term will be solved only through technology cooperation.

    The business opportunities in the carbon capture market are wide open to both big multinationals and to smaller players.

  2. Alfred Benton

    There is a desperate need to reduce emissions of CO2.CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are the leading cause of climate c hange and global warming.

    The general consensus among experts is that to prevent disastrous environmental impacts, CO2 emissions must be reduced by 50% or more from current levels by 2050. In order to accomplish this goal, governments and industries must implement an unprecedented global program to change the way the world produces and uses energy and reduce CO2 emissions in the current energy generation and industrial processes.

    The present challenge is to find the best mix of technologies and strategies that would achieve the necessary reduction in greenhouse gases while at the same time maximizing economic growth during the transition to a more carbon-neutral world economy.

    Companies like Cemtex patenting new devices to control emissions at coal power plants are more than welcome.

    MAY THEIR TRIBE multiply.

  3. Alvin B

    Govil, CEO Cemtrex said Carbondox process is similar in concept to a sulfur dioxide scrubber.

    Coal fired power plants emit sulfur dioxide .Sulfur dioxide fumes is responsible for acid rain formation. Tall flue gas stacks in coal plants disperse the emissions by diluting the pollutants in ambient air and transporting them to other regions.

    Prince Charles of Britain said,” Our responsibilities do lie in not exporting our problems abroad.” His words highlighted the fact that sulfur dioxide exhaust should be removed, rather than emitted high into the atmosphere where it affects many more people. A number of countries now have regulations limiting the height of flue gas stacks.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flue-gas_desulfurization

    So will flue-gas desulfurization in carbodox process address these issues,like acid rain and emitting fumes high into the atmosphere?

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  4. Amanda Leah

    Unlike some technologies that aim to capture 80 or 90 percent of a facility’s CO2 emissions, Govil President and CEO of Cemtrex said that, Cemtrex is first aiming to capture between 35 and 40 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted through a facility’s flue gas. Even at this lower level, he said that a significant amount of CO2 can be captured. In addition, he said facilities that employ Carbondox in the future will likely be able to recoup the cost of the technology through the sale of carbon credits.
    Obama has proclaimed his support for “ Clean Coal ” technology, so coal fired power plants would find the Carbondox process extremely helpful.

    An added incentive will be the carbon credits earned by such plants.


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