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Codexis Demonstrates Enzyme-Based Carbon Capture Technology

3:42 PM MDT | July 9, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Codexis (Redwood City) says a pilot-scale demonstration of the company’s carbon capture technology shows that enzymes are a promising technology to facilitate carbon dioxide (CO2) capture at coal-fired power plants. The work, done at the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) in Wilsonville, AL using  flue gas emitted from a Southern Company’s power plant, is the largest-scale, enzyme-based carbon capture technology demonstrated to date, with the equivalent daily capture rate of 1,800 average sized trees per day, Codexis says. The enzyme was...

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