PROJECTS

A high-performance technology in constant evolution 

CO2 Solutions is committed to demonstrations of their industrial lung technology in order to amass an exhaustive data bank that concretely records its unmatched efficiency. The results of all demonstrations to date have met or far exceeded the project’s initial objectives. 
 
The following is a list of ongoing or completed projects designed to demonstrate or improve our technology:  

COMMERCIALIZATION PROJECT WITH RESOLUTE FOREST PRODUCTS AND
LES SERRES TOUNDRA

The first commercial capture process unit of the novel enzymatic technology will capture 30 tonnes of CO2 per day at Resolute's softwood kraft pulp mill in Saint-Félicien, Québec — CO2 that will be transported and reused at the nearby Les Serres Toundra greenhouses.

The unit was built in 2018-19 and operated for an independent technical audit by Tetratech. The audit report confirmed;
 
  1. The Unit is sized as expected to produce at least 30 tonnes-CO2 per day under normal operating conditions.
  2. The quantity of thermal energy required by the reboiler is only 2.4 GJ/tonne-CO2.
  3. The required thermal energy is entirely provided by the pulp mill through residual, low-grade energy (i.e. hot water) that has nil-value and no parasitic impact on the mill’s energy balance. 
  4. The quantity of electrical energy required to operate the Unit translates into a cost of only C$7.35/tonne-CO2 (or less than USD 5.00/tonne-CO2).
These remarkable results confirm the technology's capex and opex advantage and shows the amount of heat required for regeneration becomes irrelevant when it is found in residual sources.

SAIPEM acquired this capture unit from CO2 Solutions as part of a transaction in December 2019. SAIPEM is currently adapting the unit to its high technical standards. Operations will resume in summer 2020 to acquire more data and confirm the technology development program. The unit should be fully commercial in 2021. The installation will help Resolute reduce their environmental footprint while enhancing Toundra’s vegetable production.

Completed projects 

PILOT DEMONSTRATION WITH PARACHEM



The Salaberry-de-Valleyfield 10 tpd unit was moved in 2017 to the ParaChem industrial complex in Montreal-East, in the context of the Valorization Carbone Quebec utilization technology demonstration project. The capture unit was run for 3000 hours between September 2017 and August 2018. Operation in industrial conditions allowed to test various process prototypes designed for the commercial St-Félicien unit, and to optimize the performance of the enzymatic process technology.

PILOT DEMONSTRATION WITH HUSKY ENERGY (2015)

Unit used in combination with a natural gas fired boiler to capture 10 tonnes/day of GHG, as part of semi-autonomous operations over 2500 hours at Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, near Montreal, Quebec. 
Husky Energy is one of Canada’s largest integrated energy companies.

PILOT DEMONSTRATION WITH THE ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER (2014-2015, 2016)

Benchmark initiative for the capture of 1 tonne-CO2/day from both natural gas and coal combustion flue gases at the high-tech branch of the University of North Dakota (UND), recognized as one of the world's leading developers of cleaner, more efficient energy and environmental technologies.

TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT WITH GASTRAN SYSTEMS (2015)

Collaboration to optimize the rotating packed bed integration in the CO2 capture unit to reduce the unit size and ease its installation in constrained industrial spaces. The work resulted in the design of a unit thirty times more compact than a conventional unit. 
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