Based out of Vancouver British Columbia, Terra CO2 Technologies Ltd., (Terra) is a private Canadian company currently undergoing research and development in the innovative cleantech sector.
Terra is developing processes and equipment to address two major environmental problems: excess atmospheric CO2 and acid rock drainage (ARD). Terra’s technology is focusing on conversion and long-term storage of CO2 by reacting it with metal sulphide minerals to produce stable metal carbonate compounds and saleable sulphur by-products.
Terra is conducting advanced bench-top research that is testing the patented process to further prove its economic and environmental viability. Terra expects to construct a pilot plant by July 2017.
Acid Rock Drainage (ARD)
By converting reactive mine wastes to stable compounds, Terra’s technology can reduce or eliminate ARD runoff from mine operations. Terra’s preliminary target is the Canadian mining industry, but scaling globally to target multiple industries is a core goal.
Terra's technology reacts CO2 gas with metal sulphides to precipitate stable metal carbonates, thereby sequestering CO2 and neutralizing ARD potential.