• We are ready to have our Carbon Capture Utilization System tested, but the hurdles to getting it done are incredible. Our CCU technology transforms the CO2 into useable-saleable products. We use an agriculturally grown plant to create an amine, and with an earth based product over 90% of the CO2 is removed from going into the atmosphere.

    Waste is not a waste if it has a purpose, and we have given a purpose to combusted coal exhaust. There is more than the CO2 in the exhaust that can be recovered and turned into $$. The ash can be used a fire retardant, and with all the fires happening in North America there would be no overage of coal ash.

    • Madelyn

      Thank you for commenting, Sid. I’m Madelyn Beck, one of the reporters who worked on the story. Your CCU system sounds very interesting and we’re always looking for new technologies in the energy sector. I encourage you to talk with us as your work progresses. Your comment on the coal ash is also very interesting. I’ve heard of some ash-based fire-resistant products, but not much. Do you know where the ash is currently being used as a fire retardant?

      • Hi Madelyn
        Thanks for your reply.
        In 2014 we made a bunch of trips to Wash DC and had meetings with the deputy assistant of the office of Clean Coal. I really believe he liked what he read on our CCU process. We applied for funding and testing at the NCCC. After a 6 month wait we were told there were budget cuts, and we would not be tested. I believe it was the administration who did not want to support an affordable method that would help the coal industry.
        This past spring we applied for testing at the new Wyoming CC Center. Not sure what happened there. We got from them a nice “Thanks for your application, and good luck with your technology”.
        From reading your article, who might you suggest I approach in North Dakota?
        Our technology was not developed by us. It is a method that has been used in another industry for over 75 years. We just had to re-mould it to absorb the CO2 from combusted coal exhaust. Guaranteed to work. Saleable for any size power plant.
        Coal ash used as a fire retardant will not burn, and it is cheap. It can be mixed with a bit of water and a dye, and it will come out of the fire bombers same as what you see being dropped today. It’s called thinking outside the box, and making use of a waste product.
        I look forward to your reply.