CO2 Solutions Receives Notice of Allowance for New Broad U.S. Patent
Company expands its leading patent position in the use of carbonic
anhydrase for efficient carbon capture
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QUEBEC CITY, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – CO(2) Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: CST), an innovator in the field of
enzyme-enabled carbon capture technologies, announced today that it has
received the Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office for the issuance of US20100203619, “CO(2) ABSORPTION SOLUTION”. The patent will cover the use of carbonic
anhydrase (CA) in any form for carbon capture from a gas stream and
with any secondary or tertiary amine solvents. This Notice
demonstrates the unique nature of the Company’s technology, which uses
low-energy amine solvents accelerated by CA to cost-effectively capture
CO(2 )for reuse or sequestration. Near-term commercial applications exist for
the technology, such as the processing of various industrial gasses, as
well as potential long-term markets, such as flue gas treatment in the
power generation and oil industry.
“This new patent further solidifies our leadership position in the field
of enzymatic carbon capture at a time of intense industry interest in
carbonic anhydrase. It provides the ability to deploy our carbon
capture technology with low-energy and more environmentally sustainable
amines in industries that are using more energy-intensive and costly
amines such as monethanolamine (MEA). With our technology we can
provide our customers with significant operating cost savings with a
‘drop-in’ solution that seamlessly integrates within existing
gas-treating plants”, stated Glenn Kelly, President & CEO of CO(2) Solutions.
About CO(2) Solutions Inc.
CO(2) Solutions is an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture
and has been actively working to develop and commercialize the
technology for stationary sources of carbon pollution. CO(2) Solutions’ technology lowers the cost barrier to Carbon Capture,
Sequestration and Utilization (CCSU), positioning it as a viable CO(2) mitigation tool, as well as enabling industry to derive profitable new
products from these emissions. CO(2) Solutions has built an extensive patent portfolio covering the use of
carbonic anhydrase, or analogues thereof, for the efficient
post combustion capture of carbon dioxide with low energy aqueous
solvents. Further information can be found at www.co2solutions.com.
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SOURCE CO2 SOLUTIONS INC.