It is a Carbon Capture and Storage technology (CCS), however, what is innovative about “GásLimpo-CleanGas” is the reuse of wastes. For that, it could be called Carbon Capture Storage and Reuse technology (CCS-R).
This technology turns the molecules present in greenhouse gases and other pollutants - such as, CxHy, CO2, CO, NOx, SOx - into raw materials such as carbon and sulfur solids, oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen or yet into energy which can be inserted in the productive process.
This reintroduction in the production chain may be accomplished by turning the new raw materials into Clean Semiconductors (amorphous carbon, nanotubes, fullerenes and graphenes).
“GásLimpo-CleanGas” main advantages, besides being a CCS-R technology, are low cost, high-efficiency treatment and reduced dimensions, which make it an outstanding tool for the treatment of waste gases.
This technology turns environmental liabilities into economic assets.
In 2009 “GasLimpo -CleanGas” was chosen by the Financial Times Climate Challenge as one of the best global innovations to tackle climate change. The competition aimed to raise the profile of green innovation and to find the best low-carbon innovations from around the world.
Main objectives of the technology
The technology may be applied both on urban and rural areas