Thar Technologies Exploits the Super Side of Carbon Dioxide

Supercritical Man

by Tom Imerito

In our ongoing love-hate relationship with carbon dioxide it can only come as a pleasant surprise that the ambivalent molecule that brought us both champagne bubbles and global warming has become a fair-haired child of the emerging field of green chemistry. Using waste CO2 and a deep understanding of an exotic state of matter called supercritical fluids, Lalit Chordia, a Pittsburgh chemical entrepreneur, has turned the secret of supercritical fluids into a company that is out to solve the world’s conflicting energy and food crises in a completely green way. Headquartered in RIDC Park, Dr. Chordia’s company is called Thar Technologies and the technology it uses is supercritical fluid extraction with carbon dioxide. [Continue Reading…]