CO2 Solutions Inc., a Canadian carbon capture company, has been awarded a $3m grant to deploy technology for its carbon capture plant at the Fibrek General Partnership pulp mill in Québec.

News of CO2 Solutions’ new carbon capture plant was first revealed in August this year. The corporation was since selected on 14th December by the Bureau de l’efficacité et de l’innovation énergétiques (Technoclimat) to receive the non-refundable, multi-million-dollar grant for the project.

The plant, 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 on a commercial basis in Serres Toundra’s neighbouring vegetable greenhouse.

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It is expected that the reuse of the captured CO2 will improve the greenhouse’s economics through increased production whilst simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the pulp mill.

The carbon capture plant is expected to be in operation and generating revenues in 2018.

Evan Price, President and CEO of CO2 Solutions, highlighted, “With the funding complete, we can now advance towards realisation of our first commercial project, deploying our breakthrough technology in the pulp and paper greenhouse industry, where we see numerous additional opportunities.”

“This plant, and others that will follow, will enable industry to cost-effectively reduce their CO2 footprint and help governments meet their Paris Agreement commitments on greenhouse gas emission reductions,” he added.