CO2 Solutions Inc. has signed an agreement with the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), under which CO2 Solutions joins EERC's program Advancing CO2 Capture Technology: Partnership for CO2 Capture (PCO2C) Phase III as a sponsor.
Coal flue gas testing
Under the program, CO2 Solutions will test its technology at EERC's existing testing facility using natural gas and coal flue gas in December 2014. The program's goal is to evaluate several CO2 capture technologies that are among the most advanced systems under development for application to power and steam generation plants.
The tests will have approximately twice the capacity of the company’s largest testing to date. Data from the EERC program is expected to provide valuable input for the pilot initiative to run with Husky Energy in 2015. Additionally, it will provide additional performance benchmarking of CO2 Solutions' enzyme-accelerated process against other solvent-based processes.
Commenting on the partnership, CO2 Solutions Presdient and CEO, Evan Price, said: "We are honoured to join the EERC program, which is recognized as one of the leading CO2 capture testing and benchmarking initiatives in the world today.
"We also expect that the program will benefit our US market entry, particularly for commercial applications such as Enhanced Oil Recovery, through the exposure of our technology to the program's prominent industry participants. Additionally, the EERC program offers a flexible platform that allows for the testing of different equipment configurations. The latter is part of our strategy to deliver a commercial solution that offers both low operating and capital costs compared to existing equipment solutions available today."
John Kay, EERC Senior Research Manager, added: "We are excited to welcome CO2 Solutions to the PCO2C program. We believe its enzymatic technology holds considerable promise as a new, lower-cost approach for carbon capture, utilization and sequestration".
The testing program is supported financially in part by the US Department of Energy.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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