The U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has granted a license for two patented sorbent technologies that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from streams of mixed gases and enable cleaner, more-efficient energy production from renewable fuels. The license was granted to renewable energy systems developer CogniTek Management Systems through the company’s MG Fuels.
Sorbents are materials that can absorb gases, like CO2, and CogniTek plans to incorporate these sorbent technologies into its integrated biomass-to-biofuels conversion process with power generation. This innovative process includes carbon capture and represents a sustainable solution for distributed power. The liquid biofuels produced by the process can also be used as transportation fuels.