Carbon Capture Machine prioritises large, stationary CO2 sources initially, by licensing the capture, production, and fabrication stages of carbonate products, and supports users by supplying modular carbon capture machines made under license and PCC / PMC forming technologies, giving advice and guidance on products, markets, and standards. The company helps to secure accreditation of product and champion their acceptance.
Proprietary CCM technology dissolves combustion CO2 from any source in dilute alkali, converting it to carbonate ions with efficiency approaching 100%. The carbonate solution is reacted with readily and abundantly available calcium (Ca++) and magnesium (Mg++) brines to selectively precipitate CaCO3 (Precipitated Calcium Carbonate, PCC) and MgCO3·3H2O (Precipitated Magnesium Carbonate, PMC).
These conversion products are carbon-negative, high-value feedstocks that are in demand across many industries. PCCs are currently used in paper making, plastics, paints, adhes, and future applications in cement and concrete are under development. Cementised PMC is an entirely new product that can be cast into final shape and thermally cured at low temperature. As a consequence. the solid undergoes spontaneous reaction bonding to form rigid solids (blocks, panels, tiles, etc.).
Dr. Mohammed Imbabi, Prof. Fred Glasser, and Dr. Zoe Morrison found CCM (UK) Ltd in Scotland on September 27, 2017. The company started life almost 2 years prior to that as Team CCM in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize competition and is one of 10 competitors in the final. CCM envisions turning harmful carbon dioxide emissions into useful resources.