CO2 Solution Joint Development with Codexis with Enzymatic Method

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Under the collaboration, CO2 Solution’s proprietary enzymatic method for CO2 capture from coal-fired power plants and other large sources of emissions will be combined with Codexis’ directed enzyme evolution technology.

CO2 Solution’s technology uses the natural enzyme carbonic anhydrase to enhance CO2 absorption efficiency from power plant emissions, at lower cost than conventional technology.
Codexis’ technology will be used to improve this enzyme’s ability to function in harsh industrial conditions. Carbonic anhydrase is found in humans and other mammals and is critical in the efficient management of CO2 during respiration.

CO2 Solution and Codexis will also cooperate on Canadian and U.S. government funding opportunities for the technology as well as customer and adopter opportunities.


4 Responses to “CO2 Solution Joint Development with Codexis with Enzymatic Method”

  1. Isabella Catalina

    Can enzymes too play a part in reducing global warming?Can they contribute significantly in carbon capture in the industrlal scene?

    Well Codexis along with CO2 Solution has come up with an answer.

    Enzymes exist throughout nature in every living cell. But, they operate on a very small scale and are inadequate for commercial use. Many classes of natural enzymes, however, are starting points for custom biocatalysts. These custom change agents enable clean, low carbon production of fuels, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Codexis puts this potential into action on a commercial scale.

    Using their proprietary technology platform, Codexis develop enzyme products that make new industrial processes possible, and make existing processes faster, cleaner and more efficient than conventional methods.

  2. Natalie Peyton

    CO2 Solution has been in the forefront of carbon capture technology. This was the company’s reaction to the Canadian government’s program on carbon capture.

    ” CO2 Solution Inc. announced today that it applauds the Government of Canada’s funding commitment to carbon capture as part of its Budget 2009 program entitled “Canada’s Economic Action Plan” (the “Plan”) released January 27, 2009. “

  3. Natalie Peyton

    Based in Quebec City, Quebec, CO2 Solution has developed a patented enzyme based technology for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture for carbon-intensive industries. The Company believes that its technology will allow for the capture of CO2 with significantly greater efficiency than with conventional technology and, when fully commercialized, will allow large emitters to meet the requirements of climate change legislation in a cost effective manner. CO2 Solution intends to provide its technology to the power generation and industrial sectors in Canada, the United States and abroad.

    This CO2 air capture method sounds a more efficient and less expensive method of carbon capture.

  4. Emily

    CO2 Solution has successfully adapted the enzyme to function within an industrial environment, and thus has taken advantage of a biomimetic approach to CO2 capture based on millions of years of evolution. The Company is commercializing its technology for coal fired power generation, the oil sands and other CO2-intensive industries where a low-cost capture solution is key to meeting climate change legislation in a cost effective manner.

    Such innovative methods should go a long way in combating global warming and reducing carbon emissions in the atmosphere.

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