CanCO2, Canada’s mobile carbon capture unit
We’ll know just how much CO2 power plants in Canada spew, thanks to the new mobile carbon dioxide capture and compressor unit unveiled on Monday by Canada’s natural resources ministry that will measure and analyze power plants’ emissions. Known as the CanCO2, this unit removes pollutants from plant emissions, purifies and compresses CO2 to be stored, transported and used.
Data recorded by the unit will help in further carbon capture and storage procedures. Up scaling this technology would help Ottawa reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, according to Natural Resources Minister Christian Paradis, which is why the Zero-Emission Technologies Group Is currently negotiating with two other companies for a technology boost.