CO2 Solutions Granted Three New U.S. Patents
Company further expands leading intellectual property position in use of enzymes for efficient mitigation of carbon dioxide emissions
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QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - CO2 Solutions Inc. (TSXV: CST), an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, announced today that it has been granted three U.S. Patents as follows:
8,329,458, entitled "Carbonic anhydrase bioreactor and process for CO2 containing gas effluent treatment" (http://alturl.com/a8qym)
8,329,459, entitled "Carbonic anhydrase system and process for CO2 containing gas effluent treatment" (http://alturl.com/n8qdj)
8,329,460, entitled "Carbonic anhydrase bioreactor and process" (http://alturl.com/8933u)
The three patents broadly cover the use of the enzyme carbonic anhydrase (CA) flowing through an absorption reactor either homogeneously or attached to or in substrates, and optionally removed after absorption, for the efficient capture of carbon emissions from any gas stream with any aqueous solvent or solution. Notable industry applications of the patents for carbon management include power generation, oil refining, metals production, and cement production, among others.
"The issuance of these three patents further expands our already dominant intellectual property portfolio for enzymatic carbon capture," stated Glenn Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer of CO2 Solutions. "These patents will provide significant incremental value in commercializing our technology in the U.S. market."
About CO2 Solutions Inc.
CO2 Solutions is an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture and has been actively working to develop and commercialize the technology for stationary sources of carbon pollution. CO2 Solutions' technology lowers the cost barrier to Carbon Capture, Sequestration and Utilization (CCSU), positioning it as a viable CO2 mitigation tool, as well as enabling industry to derive profitable new products from these emissions. CO2 Solutions has built an extensive patent portfolio covering the use of carbonic anhydrase, or analogues thereof, for the efficient post‐combustion capture of carbon dioxide with low‐energy aqueous solvents. Further information can be found at www.co2solutions.com.
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