Valorisation Carbone Québec – Scientific Committee Formed

May 16, 2017

Making Carbon a New Economic Sector

Quebec City, May 16, 2017 – CO2 Solutions Inc (TSXV: CST) (the “Corporation”), world leader in enzymebased CO2 capture today announced the composition of the scientific committee supporting the Valorisation Carbone Québec (VCQ) project. This committee will oversee the selection process of technologies to be part of the project and that will be demonstrated alongside CO2 Solutions’ capture unit at the VCQ site in
Montreal. The Corporation was able to assemble an exceptional group of reputable scientists from both the university and private sectors, with complimentary experience and skill sets to help drive the project. The
committee members are:
Santiago Faucher, PhD
Global Director,
Technology Development
Hatch Ltd
Louis Fradette, PhD
VCQ director
Professor – Chemical engineering
CO2 Solutions Inc.
Polytechnique Montreal, Montreal
Faïçal Larachi, PhD
Professor – Chemical engineering
Laval University, Quebec
Manuele Margni, PhD
Professor – Industrial engineering
Polytechnique Montreal, Montreal
Philippe Tanguy, PhD
VP R&D Partnerships
Total SA, France

The committee, which has already commenced its work, has made a preliminary assessment of technologies available, and has made its first recommendation for a CO2 reuse technology, a process to obtain acetic acid from captured CO2, which will be included in the project. A second promising conversion process is currently being reviewed by the committee. The committee’s work will continue throughout the VCQ project, which is anticipated to run through to March 2019. Additional information will be provided once the terms of the related agreements with the various CO2 reuse partners providing the technologies to the VCQ project are finalized.

“With this committee in place and work started, the VCQ project is now advancing at full speed” stated Louis Fradette, Director of the VCQ project. “Our first month of activity has already produced significant progress, and our vision of creating the world’s leading CO2 capture and reuse demonstration site is materializing. This will be the pad from which important CO2 capture and reuse projects and partnerships will be launched. The government of Quebec’s vision to facilitate and fund such a ground-breaking project, we believe, has created a unique collaboration between the public and private sectors. The VCQ project is providing essential infrastructure to help accelerate the creation of a significant new sector for our economy.”

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. COSolutions’ technology lowers the cost barrier to Carbon Capture, Sequestration and Utilization (CCSU), 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

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