CF Tech has been using scCO2 for decades to replace hazardous and expensive chemicals in process operations. This extraction process aims to open a new pathway for access to valuable critical materials - which are in desperate need.
The CF Tech team will be partnering with industry leader and expert, Dr. Patrick Zhang and the Florida Polytechnic University's FIPR. Finding value in waste streams is something that CF Tech is very good at, whether it's biodiesel or astaxanthin, we're finding ways to find, separate, purify and produce the good parts!
The Department of Energy release quoted U.S. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm "Tackling the climate crisis and securing America’s economic competitiveness will require the full scope of American enterprise, especially the small businesses that are propelling clean energy advances. These projects will not only unlock a range of equitable climate solutions, but also create good-paying jobs, lower costs, and forge a better future for underprivileged American families and communities."
CF Tech is so proud to be included amongst the awardees! In parallel with this grant, CF Tech will look at a variety of streams from mining to recycling to pursue domestic, economical methods of rare earth element collection and production.