Canadian startup CleanO2, which created a device able to take CO2 from industrial furnaces and boilers and produce potash, has developed the “world’s first carbon capture soap”.
CleanO2’s range of environmentally-friendly “carbon capture soaps” include body bars, liquid soaps, laundry detergent and car wash soap. The biodegradable soaps are available to purchase from the CleanO2
Using a device called CARBiNX, CleanO2 developed the technology to turn CO2 emissions from industrial furnaces and boilers into potash – for use in soaps, detergents, the agricultural sector, and the pharmaceutical industry – as a means of reducing carbon emissions from the commercial heating industry. The CO2 is sequestered during extraction and will never be released into the atmosphere.
CleanO2 has installed 14 of its CARBiNX units in Alberta and B.C. in a variety of facilities including a school, housing complex, industrial facility and a power plant.
The potash or potassium carbonate is sold to detergent and soap manufacturers and the profits are shared between CleanO2 and the owner of the unit.
CleanO2 founder Jaeson Cardiff was working as a plumber in 2005 when came up with the idea. Since then, he’s worked to refine the chemistry and grow the business to sell his CARBiNX units, which are about the size of two refrigerators.
Companies such as Lush Cosmetics are also using the CARBiNX device in a Calgary facility to create soda ash used in its soap production.
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