IBP is demonstrating the use of carbon dioxide from flue gas at FirstEnergy's Burger Power Plant in Shadyside, OH.
Source: World abatement of energy-related CO2 emissions in the 450 Scenario
The International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook’s (above) reference scenario is compared to what will be required to maintain carbon dioxide concentrations of 450 ppm. IBP can play a significant roll in Renewables, Biofuels and CCS.
Algae consume carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Each pound of algae consumes approximately 1.8 pounds of CO2, affixing carbon and releasing oxygen. The carbon dioxide is destroyed and produces useful products.
IBP's system does not interfere with the industrial process that is emitting the carbon dioxide. The system is a much lower cost method of capturing CO2 than carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), as it does not require the separation of carbon dioxide from flue gas.