CO2 Solutions Inc. has completed the installation of the absorber and desorber columns at its carbon capture unit in Saint-Félicien, Canada.

CO2 Solutions, a Canadian carbon capture company, said it is now in the “final phases of the construction” and commissioning of the capture unit is planned for November 2018.

The project with Fibrek General Partnership, a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., and Serres Toundra Inc., involves a 30-tonne per day (tpd) carbon dioxide (CO2) capture unit and ancillary equipment at a pulp mill in Saint-Félicien, Quebec, and the commercial reuse of the captured CO2 by the adjacent Serres Toundra greenhouse facility.

“It is exciting to witness the final phases of the construction of this ground-breaking project, which is the fruit of hard work and successful partnerships,” said Richard Surprenant, Chief Technology Officer of CO2 Solutions.

“The completion of the construction signals the start of operations. We are eager to see our first commercial plant in production.

“It will generate revenues, reduce the pulp mill’s CO2 emissions, accelerate the growth of the greenhouse’s vegetables and contribute in the fight against climate change. An all-around win on many fronts.”

After a six-month demonstration period, CO2 Solutions will then start generating revenues from the sale of CO2.

The Saint-Félicien 30-tpd capture unit will be CO2 Solutions’ second capture unit operating full-time and its first commercial one.