QUEBEC CITY, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - CO2 Solutions Inc. (TSX-V:CST), an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled
carbon capture technology, today announced that it has entered into a
Collaboration Agreement (the "Agreement") with Husky Energy.
Under the terms of the Agreement, CO2 Solutions will install and operate a pilot unit capturing approximately
15 tonnes of CO2 per day at Husky's Pikes Peak South, Saskatchewan heavy oil site on a
once-through steam generator. Operation of the pilot unit is expected
to commence in early 2015 with completion of testing expected in the
third quarter of 2015. Subject to a positive review by Husky of the
results of the pilot test, the Agreement provides for Husky to consider
the use of CO2 Solutions' technology for commercial carbon capture projects.
The project will be funded in part by the Government of Canada's
ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII) program, as previously
announced on January 24, 2013.
"The pilot demonstration of our technology is a significant milestone
towards the commercial deployment of our technology for CO2 capture and beneficial utilization applications such as enhanced oil
recovery," said Evan Price, President and CEO of CO2 Solutions. "Husky is a recognized leader in the energy industry and
will provide valuable expertise to this project."
"Through the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative, our Government is
investing in projects that drive energy innovation, create jobs and
generate new economic opportunities that protect the environment," said
the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources and
Minister for the Federal Economic Development for Northern Ontario.
"Today's announcement demonstrates that these investments are
successfully bringing innovative clean technologies from concept to
The pilot test is expected to confirm the positive techno-economics of
CO2 Solutions' carbon capture process and will provide an operational basis
to compare the process against other new and conventional technologies
in terms of performance and cost. A successful project will pave the
way for the CO2 Solutions technology to be applied broadly for cost-effective carbon
emissions mitigation in heavy oil and oil sands operations in Western
Canada and other industrial applications.
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,
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 www.co2solutions.com.
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SOURCE: CO2 Solutions Inc.
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