Capital Power to convert carbon into a versatile, highly-valuable product

One of the strongest materials ever discovered will soon be created out of carbon captured from Capital Power’s Genesee Generating Station. The proposed Genesee Carbon Conversion Centre, or GC3, will capture carbon from the facility’s flue gas and transform it into carbon nanotubes, a highly-valuable product that can be used to enhance material properties in concrete, graphene, construction materials, batteries, consumer electronics, wind turbines, aircrafts, automobiles, and more. ERA has committed $15 million to the project through its Shovel-Ready Challenge, which provided $176 million to 16 projects worth more than $2 billion.