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Quebec’s CO2 Solutions launching U.S. joint carbon capture pilot

Joint carbon capture pilot with Neumann Systems Group will capture 10 tonnes per day of carbon dioxide

QUEBEC and COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Canadian cleantech firm CO2 Solutions Inc. has signed a deal with emissions control solutions company Neumann Systems Group, Inc. (NSG) to develop a pilot demonstration of its carbon capture system in Colorado.

The pilot will see the companies demonstrate a combination of Quebec-based CO2’s enzyme-based carbon capture solvent with NSG’s NeuStream high mass transfer gas-liquid contactor technology.

The joint demonstration will showcase what the companies anticipate to be “a significantly lower cost process for the capture of” carbon dioxide emissions from industrial effluent gases.

According to CO2, it plans to co-market a joint solution with NSG following the pilot.

“This project with (NSG) has the potential to significantly accelerate the commercialization of both our companies’ carbon capture technologies,” CO2 president and chief executive Evan Price said in a statement.

“Successful completion of the pilot will enable us to jointly pursue commercial opportunities both companies have identified.

Price said the work between his company and Colorado-based NSG is timely given the recent announcement by United States President Barack Obama of carbon emissions regulations for the American power industry.

The pilot demonstration will capture approximately 10 tonnes per day of carbon dioxide at NSG’s Colorado Springs, Colo., facility.

“We are looking forward to teaming up with CO2 to demonstrate this potentially game-changing technology combination for carbon capture,” NSG president and CEO Dave Neumann said.

“We anticipate realizing very significant synergies from the collaboration, making this an important opportunity to rapidly penetrate large existing markets for the profitable use of CO2, as well as provide a viable solution for carbon emissions reduction for large emitters.”

The pilot is scheduled to run for one month, beginning in April 2015.

CO2 also has a pilot launching in April 2015 at a Husky Energy Inc. heavy oil site in Saskatchewan that will capture about 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide per day.

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