ExxonMobil, Mosaic to explore carbon capture technology

ExxonMobil Corp. and Mosaic Materials Inc. have agreed to explore the advancement of technology to remove carbon dioxide from emissions sources.

ExxonMobil Corp. and Mosaic Materials Inc. have agreed to explore the advancement of technology to remove carbon dioxide from emissions sources.

Mosaic has progressed research on a process that uses porous solids, known as metalorganic frameworks, to separate CO2 from air or flue gas. The agreement enables discussion to evaluate opportunities for industrial uses of the technology at scale.

Mosaic Chief Executive Officer Thomas McDonald said the company’s proprietary technology allows for the separation of CO2 “from nearly any gas mixture using moderate temperature and pressure changes.”

The agreement builds upon ExxonMobil’s carbon capture technology research portfolio.

The company supports Cyclotron Road, a fellowship for entrepreneurial scientists that is managed in partnership between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Activate, an independent nonprofit.

In May, ExxonMobil entered into an agreement to research and develop advanced lower-emissions technologies with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory (OGJ Online, May 8, 2019).

With a working interest in one fifth of the world’s total carbon capture capacity, ExxonMobil has been able to capture some 7 million tonnes/year of CO2.

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