KSAT News: Company Turns Pollution Into Valuable Products

On October 25, 2014, KSAT ABC 12 published the following story on the Skyonic SkyMine, built by Toyo Thai-USA:

SAN ANTONIO – When Skyonic’s Capitol Skymine facility begins production in San Antonio later this year, it will be the first of its kind.

Through a revolutionary process, the facility turns pollution into something you’ll find at the grocery store — baking soda.

The process takes carbon dioxide emissions from San Antonio’s Capitol Cement plant, owned by Zachary Corporation, and transforms it into a valuable product.

The Capitol Skymine is the world’s first for-profit carbon mineralization plant.

By law, factories are obligated to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. The emissions from the cement plant are now piped next door the the $125 million Skymine facility.

“You’re taking in emissions and turning it into a sellable product. It’s very unique from that standpoint,” said Jeff Smith, Capitol SkyMine plant manager.

The list of products produced from pollution includes baking soda, bleach and hydrochloric acid.

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