Canada is the latest country to get a boost in the field of carbon capture and storage (CCS) with three companies executing a definitive agreement to deploy a carbon capture unit at a pulp mill in Québec.
CO2 Solutions has joined forces with Fibrek General Partnership and Serres Toundra Inc. in the $7.4m project, which aims to minimise the companies’ carbon footprint by commercially reusing the captured carbon dioxide (CO2).
The unit, designed and constructed by CO2 solutions, will capture up to 30 tonnes of CO2 per day from Resolute’s softwood kraft pulp mill in Saint-Félicien, which will then be transported and reused in Serres Toundra’s neigbouring vegetable greenhouse.
Serres Toundra has agreed to buy the captured CO2 for the next decade, following a successful six-month demonstration period. Based on the terms of the agreement, CO2 Solutions will generate around $400,000 annually in revenue.
Evan Price, President and CEO of Canadian outfit, commented, “This will enable us to demonstrate the breakthrough combination of our enzymatic carbon capture process in low cost, small footprint RPB (high-intensity gas-liquid rotating packed bed mass transfer technology) equipment.”
“The project is not only expected to provide us with a long-term revenue stream, but also provides a reference installation, which will be leveraged towards further scale-up of our technology and commercial deployments.”
The site is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2017.
CO2 Solutions, based in Québec, has been actively developing and commercialising technologies for stationary sources of carbon pollution, lowering the cost barrier to carbon capture, sequestration and utilisation (CCSU).