Skyonic Begins Construction on Nation's First Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture and Mineralization Plant

Skyonic Begins Construction on Nation's First Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture
                           and Mineralization Plant

Skyonic's Capitol SkyMine carbon capture and mineralization plant breaks
ground this week at Capitol Aggregates Cement Factory in San Antonio

PR Newswire

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 30, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Skyonic Corporation is hosting a
groundbreaking event today at its Capitol SkyMine plant in San Antonio. Once
fully operational in 2014, the plant, which is the first of its kind in the
United States, is expected to capture 300,000 tons of CO[2] annually through
the direct capture of 75,000 tons and additional 225,000 tons that will be
offset by the production of green products. The plant is expected to turn a
profit within three years from the sale of the products including sodium
bicarbonate, HCl, and bleach.

Joe Jones, founder and CEO of Skyonic, will speak at the event. Other speakers
include Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, and Greg Hale, President of Capitol
Aggregates.

"The beginning of construction is a major milestone on the road to
commercialization," said Greg Hale, President of Capitol Aggregates. "When
Skyonic began operating its demonstration plant at Capitol Aggregates several
years ago, we were excited about the prospect of producing more sustainable
cement. Now that the project has reached a commercial-scale, we couldn't be
happier to have such a revolutionary process at our cement factory."

Skyonic has operated a demonstration-scale plant at the Capitol Aggregates
site since 2010, with on-going support from the San Antonio community. The
commercial-scale Capitol SkyMine plant will employ roughly 35 people and is
expected to create more than 200 jobs through the plant's construction and
on-going operations.

"I applaud the Zachry Corporation and Skyonic for setting the standard with
the first commercial carbon capture plant of its kind," Mayor Julian Castro
said. "This project is another example of how San Antonio is becoming a leader
in combining green technology and job creation."

Skyonic's electrolytic carbon capture technology, SkyMine®, will selectively
capture CO[2], acid gases and heavy metals from the flue gas of the Capitol
Aggregates Cement Plant, where the Capitol SkyMine plant will be retrofitted.
The captured pollutants will be mineralized into products, including sodium
bicarbonate, which are stored, transported and sold as safe, stable solids,
eliminating many of the costs and concerns associated with other forms of
carbon capture. The sodium bicarbonate, as well as the hydrochloric acid and
bleach that is also produced, can be sold at a profit. By producing valuable
products using low-cost chemical inputs and operating at energy-efficient
conditions, SkyMine® captures CO[2] at a substantially lower operating cost
than other carbon capture technologies and allows industrial emitters to turn
a profit from reduced emissions.

"Industrial manufacturing is a cornerstone of the global economy and we're
doing our part to making the process more lucrative for industries and cleaner
for the environment," said Joe Jones, founder and CEO of Skyonic. "Our
partners and investors have played an important role in getting to this
commercialization stage, and we're all looking forward to starting
construction and making our first plant a stand-out success."

Toyo-Thai (TTCL), and Ford, Bacon & Davis (FBD) are providing EPC services to
the project. CCC Group of San Antonio is the general contractor of record and
will provide construction services.

About Skyonic Corporation
Skyonic Corporation builds new and retrofittable plants that produce
carbon-negative chemical products at the lowest cost, while mineralizing
industrial CO[2] emissions and scrubbing SOx, NOx and mercury. The company's
SkyMine® and SkyCycle™ technologies are designed to economically extract and
mineralize carbon dioxide from industrial flue gas into carbonate products,
such as baking soda, at a commercial scale.SkyMine® also produces green
chemicals, HCl and bleach, as byproducts. The company's limestone scrubber,
SkyScraper™, also removes SOx, NOx, mercury and other heavy metals. These
carbon chemistry processes have a two-fold effect, not only driving profit
through the sale of products, but also helping to mitigate the effects of
industrial pollution and close the carbon cycle. The company is building the
nation's first commercial‐scale carbon capture and utilization facility at
Capitol Aggregates, Inc. with $28 million in funding under a grant from the
U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, and with
support from ConocoPhillips, BP, Northwater Capital, Cenovus Energy, ETV,
Zachry Corporation, BlueCap Partners, PVS Chemicals, and Toyo-Thai Corporation
Limited. Skyonic was founded in 2005 by inventor and CEO, Joe Jones and is
located in Austin, TX. For more about how Skyonic produces solid returns from
clean air, visit http://www.skyonic.com



SOURCE Skyonic Corporation

Website: http://www.skyonic.com
Contact: Stacy MacDiarmid, (512) 658-2265, stacy@skyonic.com; Phoebe Francis,
Lois Paul & Partners, (512) 638-5338, phoebe_francis@lpp.com
 
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