Chemical Plant Has Learned How to Turn its Carbon Emissions into Baking Soda

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Chemical Plant has learned how to turn its CO2 into baking soda

India -- A chemical plant in India has learned how to convert its carbon emissions into baking soda.

The chemical plant has found a process that will turn its 60,000 tons of carbon emissions into baking soda and other chemicals.  They say that it can also be used for coal-fired power plants.

The system is running without subsidies from the government.  This could be a profitable business.  "I am a businessman.  I never thought about saving the planet," said managing director of the plant, Ramachadran Gopalan.  "I needed a reliable stream of CO2, and this was the best way of getting it."   

The system was invented by London-based Carbon Clean Solutions.  They received finance from a British entrepreneur.  The process takes a patented chemical which filters out the CO2 molecules.

The Indian chemical plant, Tuticorin Alkai Chemicals, runs a coal-fired burner that makes steam that powers it chemical manufacturing processes.  A mist of Carbon Clean's chemical separates the CO2 emmissions in the chimney.  Those emissions are then fed into a chamber with salt and ammonia to make baking soda.  The process can also be used to make detergents, disinfectants, and sweeteners.

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