CO2 Solutions Inc. has started the commissioning of its CO2 capture unit at the Resolute Pulp Mill in Saint-Félicien, Quebec.
The project involves the deployment of a 30-tonne per day CO2 capture unit and ancillary equipment and the commercial reuse of the captured CO2 by the adjacent Toundra Greenhouse complex.
CO2 Solutions expects to increase the overall capture rate to validate the unit’s nominal capacity of 30 tonnes of CO2 per day.
The construction of the Saint-Félicien CO2 capture unit was partly financed with investments from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the Technoclimat programme of the Quebec government as well as a loan from Canada Economic Development (CED).
“With the start-up of the Saint-Félicien capture unit, CO2 Solutions has achieved an exciting milestone, not only for the corporation but also for the carbon capture industry,” said Richard Surprenant, CO2 Solutions’ CEO.
“This unit, a 3x scale-up from our currently operating 10-tdp unit in Montreal-East, confirms the position of our proprietary enzymatic technology as the world’s most advanced second-generation carbon capture technology. We have demonstrated once again the dependability and simplicity of our enzymatic technology,” said Surprenant.
Once the Saint-Félicien capture unit reaches its nominal capacity of 30 tonnes of CO2 a six-month demonstration period will begin, after which the commercial phrase will begin, and the corporation will generate revenues from the sale of CO2 to Toundra Greenhouse.
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