Quebec City, June 7, 2018—CO₂ Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: CST) (“CO₂ Solutions” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that its technology will be featured in a presentation given today at the Oil Sands Innovation Summit in Calgary, Alberta. The presentation summarizes extensive modelling work by Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY research centre, in Varennes, Quebec and CO₂ Solutions on the energy integration potential of CO₂ capture with Once-Through Steam Generator (OTSG) plants providing steam for Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) operations.
This presentation entitled Integration of SAGD with low-grade heat CO₂ capture technology underlines how CO₂ Solutions’ enzymatic technology, which requires only low-grade heat in the form of hot water at 80 to 85° Celsius for its regeneration energy, can be integrated in a heavy oil operation. Furthermore, the presentation confirms the availability of sufficient excess heat to drive the capture process in a heat integration scheme, without touching the plant’s steam cycle.
“CO₂ Solutions is pleased to see the important benefit and competitive advantage of its enzymatic technology confirmed and communicated by a recognized industry expert,” stated Richard Surprenant, Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer. “OTSG plants are common in SAGD oil production and the steam they produce is valuable to their operators. This study concludes that our enzymatic technology can be deployed at an OTSG host plant without impacting the steam cycle and, from there, provide CO₂ for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) operations or other beneficial purposes.”
The use of low-grade heat as regeneration energy is a significant competitive advantage of CO₂ Solutions’ enzymatic technology over conventional CO₂ capture technologies which require high-value steam for the same purpose, such as those that are amine-based. In addition, this aspect of the Corporation’s enzymatic technology creates no parasitic load on the host CO₂-emitting plant and provides superior environmental benefits as validated in a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) study presented by CO₂ Solutions earlier in the year.
About CO₂ Solutions Inc.
CO₂ Solutions is an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture and has been actively working to develop and commercialize the technology for stationary sources of carbon pollution. CO₂ Solutions’ technology lowers the cost barrier to Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration (CCUS), positioning it as a viable CO₂ mitigation tool, as well as enabling industry to derive profitable new products from these emissions. CO₂ Solutions has built an extensive patent portfolio covering the use of carbonic anhydrase, or analogues thereof, for the efficient post-combustion capture of carbon dioxide with low‐energy aqueous solvents. Further information can be found at www.CO₂solutions.com. Certain statements in this news release may be forward-looking. These statements relate to future events or CO₂ Solutions’ future economic performance and reflect the current assumptions and expectations of management. Certain unknown factors may affect the events, economic performance and results of operation described herein. CO₂ Solutions undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable law.
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