One example of recycle carbon can be found in the rapidly developing algae industry: Algae are voracious consumers of carbon dioxide, and they can be processed into countless products. A number of companies today are making fuels, fertilizers, cosmitics, plastics and Omega-3 nutritional supplements from algae. All of them require large sources of carbon dioxide to operate.
Carbon utilization with algae cultivation is being demonstrated at projects in Florida, New Mexico, Iowa, Hawaii, Kentucky, and elsewhere, and is ready for commercial deployment. Several companies are in negotiations with partners in China and other nations to deploy algae CCU technology.
CO2 utilization has now advanced to the point where it can and should be available to states to help meet their greenhouse gas goals.