SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio’s Capitol SkyMine facility, which is soon to start production, is the first of its kind. It will take carbon dioxide emissions from its neighbor, Capitol Cement, and convert them into useful compounds.
Located near Wurzbach Parkway on San Antonio’s near Northwest Side, the $125 million-facility is nearing completion. It sits adjacent to Capitol Cement plant, a partner in the process. With factories like Capitol Cement bound by law to cut emissions, the SkyMine facility will allow those greenhouse gases to be repurposed.
“You’re taking an emission and turning it into a sellable product,” said Jeff Smith, the plant manager. “It’s very unique from that standpoint.”
One of those products will be sodium bicarbonate, better known as baking soda. Other byproducts include bleach and hydrochloric acid, which can be used in various industries.
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