SAN ANTONIO — Austin-based Skyonic Corp. on Tuesday dedicated its first-of-a-kind factory in San Antonio, one that captures carbon dioxide emissions from a cement plant for conversion to byproducts that can be sold profitably to other industries.
The $125 million Capitol SkyMine plant employs 44 workers, and indirectly will support about 200 more in logistics and other services. But the factory’s environmental benefits took top billing at the dedication ceremony attended by about 300 people at the Northeast Side site at 11551 Nacogdoches Road.
Capitol SkyMine, which took about a year to build, will capture 15 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions, or 75,000 tons per year, from Zachry Corp.’s adjacent Capitol Aggregates cement plant that will be transformed into baking soda, bleach and hydrochloric acid.
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