Technologies Proven to Increase Carbon Capture Across Industries

Three companies with proven CCS solutions explain how their technologies are at work today to reduce the carbon footprint of industrial operations including for Chevron in Bakersfield, Calif.

Judy Murray, Contributing Editor
Technologies Proven to Increase Carbon Capture Across Industries

Svante’s CCS technology has been in use for several years at a small industrial facility in Saskatchewan and the company is currently building a second-generation facility for Chevron in Bakersfield, Calif. Pictured are pumpjacks located in Kern County, Calif., outside Bakersfield. (Source: Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com)

Companies looking for ways to decrease their carbon footprint have multiple carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions to evaluate, but it is sometimes difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. Some solutions are fully developed, while others are not practical, accessible, applicable or scalable.

In a panel session at the Global CCS Institute’s 10th Annual D.C. Forum in June, representatives from three companies with proven CCS technologies explained how their systems are at work today helping companies manage CO₂ emissions.

First, Mike Belenkie, president and CEO of Entropy Inc., a Calgary, Alberta-based cleantech company, said his company is removing carbon from the air and putting it into the ground in a process he described as the inverse of CO₂ production. Next, Chad Badry, senior director business development of Svante, said the time is ripe for making strides in CCS, noting that with more than 130 countries making a net-zero pledge and more than 5,000 companies making net-zero a priority, the momentum has never been stronger for implementing CCS solutions. And lastly, Kristinn Ingi Lárusson, head of business development for Carbfix, explained his company’s unique geologic carbon storage method as, “a relatively simple process.” Using this solution, CO₂ is captured directly from the source.

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