Reduction of industrial CO2 and valorization of the resulting mineral product.
The goal is to develop a system able to catch huge amounts of CO2 and other greenhouse effect gases (GEG) released in industrial processes by the use of mineral carbonation technologies. This procedure comprises the fixation of the carbon dioxide either in minerals or waste, imitating the natural formation of calcium or magnesium stones which is observed in the wild nature. This technology’s main advantage laid in that the products keep unalterable as the time goes by, being benign for the environment and featuring the singularity of being able to be used as a raw material in a large variety of industrial processes.
Introduces the development of an alternative technology which enables the economic and industrial development applying sustainability criteria, both from the environmental view and from the economic and social approach. CO2 carbonation technology, proposed to achieve the reduction of this gas, allows to coexistence between the technological evolution and the sustainable development, since its rolling out at industrial activities which release CO2, such as thermal power plants, cement factories, paper factories, etc., whose growth will involve a larger amount of emissions , would be reduced by using the proposed process, offering a new concept of technological evolution leading to the subsistence of this kind of industrial activities in the future.
High Technology Masterbatches, S.L.
Instalaciones Inabensa, S.A.
Fernando García Sánchez, S.A
The resulting product has to be dried and ground up to an ideal size, depending on the market which it will be addressed.
Tests conducted, at the experimental stage, were useful to know the manufacturability of the carbonate product, its compatibility with the rest of components and the temperature profile which has to be chosen.
The obtained calcium carbonate from the CO2 scavenging facilities can be processed in our extrusion process, being only necessary adjusting the components which should be added just as a series of slight changes in the feeders to ease the incorporation of the product.
At this stage, currently it would not be able to be used in BOPP technology due to the fact that new trials are required just as certain conditioning on the CaCO3 milling process.
Regarding the non-BOPP market, we feel we could get the approval in certain applications, it could even opt to get an interesting market share as long as its iron oxide content (Fe2O3) is kept into the acceptable tolerance.
We believe that in order to the product has a competitive price it is demanded that the CO2 scavenging plant should be directly linked to the drying and milling process so that the final product could be straight shipped to the downstream user.
PE film featuring pearlescent finishes.