What if we could capture greenhouse gases before they entered the atmosphere and use them for something good?
T2 Energy’s partnerships with utilities and other carbon emitters are a key component of our market strategy. When we use carbon dioxide from power plants to grow algae we are essentially recycling carbon that would have gone straight into the air as greenhouse gases.
This approach is providing power producers with a way to reduce their CO2 burden while also producing valuable commodities with applications in dozens of markets.
Our process can capture and recycle the flue gas emissions stream from a host power plant. Our photobioreactor can be constructed at or near a power plant where the emissions can be captured and diverted into the algae cultivation and harvesting system. Engineers monitor and adjust all of the variables to maintain an environment that is ideal for growing our proprietary microalgae strains.
This process makes emissions reductions possible with one huge advantage that other approaches cannot claim: T2e makes carbon utilization profitable.
The carbon dioxide that was destined to go up a smokestack is now transformed into oils, proteins, bioplastics or fuels that have enormous market value. Our process forms what is essentially a “closed loop” wherein existing carbon sources are recycled from one form to another without generating emissions and with the potential to act as permanent sequestration systems.
This potential is one of the most transformative aspects of the T2 Energy approach. What other technology can give us so many useful products and reduce our impact on the environment in so many important ways?
The potential for T2 Energy algae cultivation to make such a positive impact is why we first started this company, and it has been driving our success ever since.