Canadian Biomass Magazine

Pulp mill to capture CO2 for Quebec greenhouse

October 11, 2016
By Plant staff

Oct. 11, 2016 - CO2 Solutions Inc. has sealed the deal on a $7.4 million carbon capture greenhouse project with Fibrek General Partnership, a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., and Serres Toundra Inc.

A CO2 Solutions carbon capture unit will be deployed at a pulp mill in the Saint-Félicien region of Quebec and the carbon dioxide will be put to commercial reuse in Serres Toundra’s adjacent vegetable greenhouse complex.

CO2 Solutions, a Quebec City developer and manufacturer of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, said the project will collect up to 30 tonnes of carbon dioxide per day.

After a six-month demonstration period, Serres Toundra has agreed to purchase the CO2 for 10 years.

Serres Toundra is a 34-hectare greenhouse complex arising from a 2014 partnership between Resolute, the city of Saint-Félicien and local investors. When fully operational in 2019, the $100 million project will be the largest greenhouse in Quebec, producing vegetables 12 months a year and contributing 400 jobs to the Lac-Saint-Jean region.


CO2 Solutions will collect about $400,000 a year from the sale of the captured CO2 and the associated carbon credits.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada will provide a $2.4 million non-refundable grant to the project, while Resolute and Serres Toundra will make in-kind contributions of $300,000 and $100,000.

CO2 Solutions is working with potential public and private partners to complete the financing before completing the commissioning of the CO2 capture unit by the end of 2017.

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