Resolute Forest Products Inc., along with Serres Toundra Inc, has entered into a definitive agreement with CO2 Solutions Inc. to deploy leading enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology at Resolute's Saint-Félicien pulp mill in Canada.
The C$7.4 million project involves the capture of up to 30 metric tons of CO2/day (tpd) from Resolute's softwood kraft pulp mill, the majority of the CO2 being transported to Serres Toundra's neighboring world-class vegetable greenhouse. By improving the performance of the greenhouse, while at the same time reducing the carbon emissions of the pulp mill, the reuse of the captured CO2 will provide tangible benefits to both Resolute and Serres Toundra.
"We are pleased to host this innovative, first-of-its-kind project in the pulp and paper industry," stated Richard Garneau, president and CEO of Resolute Forest Products. "Through our participation, we will reduce the carbon emissions from our Saint-Félicien mill, as well as support the scale-up of a low-cost carbon capture technology with the potential for broader deployment."
Formed in 2014 as a partnership between Resolute, the city of Saint-Félicien and local investors, Serres Toundra is a 34-hectare greenhouse complex located adjacent to Resolute's mill. This C$100 million project will, when fully operational in 2019, be the largest greenhouse in Quebec, produce vegetables 12 months a year and contribute 400 jobs to the Lac-Saint-Jean region.
Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including market pulp, wood products, tissue, newsprint and specialty papers.