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BBA named lead engineer for carbon capture project


January 17, 2017
By P&PC Staff

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Jan. 17, 2017 – CO2 Solutions, a provider of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, has hired independent Canadian consulting engineering firm BBA to support its first commercial installation, the Saint-Félicien, Que., pulp mill and greenhouse carbon capture project.

Last August, CO2 Solutions signed an agreement with Fibrek General Partnership, a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products, and Serres Toundra, for the deployment of a carbon capture unit at the Saint-Félicien pulp mill and the commercial reuse of the captured CO2 by the adjacent Serres Toundra greenhouse facility. The project, budgeted at $7.4 million, involves the capture of up to 30 tonnes-CO2/day from Resolute’s softwood kraft pulp mill in Saint-Félicien and its transportation to Serres Toundra’s neighbouring vegetable greenhouse, which was commissioned last November. The parties say the project will help reduce the carbon footprint of the pulp mill while improving the yield at the greenhouse.   

“BBA is a first-class engineering firm, and we believe the right partner to provide the support for the construction of our first commercial project, as well as lay the blueprint for future commercial projects,” said Evan price, CO2 Solutions president and CEO. “Additionally, this collaboration will enable BBA to present our carbon capture process to their customer base, thus creating an interesting market opportunity for our technology.”

“We are very excited to play such a key role in deploying CO2 Solutions’ first commercial installation of this breakthrough technology,” added André Allaire, BBA president. “This is an important project for us, for Quebec and for Canada that, we believe, reflects a great opportunity to help industry meet increasingly strict carbon reduction targets, while remaining competitive.”

The project kicked off last month and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

SOURCE CO2 Solutions