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Products Made With Captured Greenhouse Gas Are Reaching Commercial Scale

Dieter Holger of The Wall Street Journal reports on companies that are making products with captured greenhouse gasses.

The C3 Take
  • One such company is Huntington Beach, California-based Newlight Technologies.
  • Newlight has developed a process that uses microbes to capture methane or carbon dioxide which is then made into biodegradable resins to replace plastic.
  • The company has partnered with Target, Shake Shack, Ford, and others to provide carbon capture-made products.
  • Free market innovation is accelerating climate progress.

“The company took about a decade to develop a process using microbes that suck up methane or carbon dioxide to grow a biological material called polyhydroxybutyrate, which is used to make biodegradable resins that can replace plastic. The private company sources captured emissions from dairy farms, ethanol plants and landfills, and is expanding into coal mines and exploring direct-air capture.”

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