CO2 Solution Inc. is getting a $250,000 from the federal government to validate proprietary technology that treats greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
March 15, 2011
by PLANT STAFF
QUEBEC CITY: CO2 Solution Inc. is getting $250,000 from the federal government to help validate proprietary technology that treats greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The Quebec City carbon-capture innovator is basing its technology on millions of years of evolution and a biocatalyst enzyme that helps our lungs handle CO2 during respiration.
The enzyme has been adapted to function within a reactor set up as an industrial lung that captures CO2 from exhaust gases and helps to produce pure CO2 for underground storage and/or use in oil recovery.
The company has had success with the technology on a prototype scale at Alcoa Inc.’s aluminum smelting plant in Deschambault, Que. A 24/7 trial followed the Alcoa test at a Quebec City incinerator that successfully demonstrated the enzyme worked effectively and was stable.
CO2 Solution is moving on to the next stage with an un-named private partner that’s involved in energy infrastructure and carbon-capture systems. The refundable contribution, awarded through the federal government’s Business and Regional Growth program, will be applied to a pilot test in an industrial environment as a preparatory step for use by large producers of CO2 emissions, such as power plants.
The project will require specialized equipment and the hiring of additional scientists.