Over the last three months, FPInnovations hosted four webinars centered around the topic of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) within the context of the pulp and paper industry in Canada.
This series of webinars, organized by Victor Padilla, manager of the Thermochemical group, were a result of a collaboration with BC Pulp and Paper BioAlliance and The University of British Columbia, CanmetENERGY and Natural Resources Canada, and the University of Regina.
The sessions covered the basics of carbon capture and the most common separation technologies, looked into specific opportunities of sequestration and utilization in the context of our industry, CO2 purification and storage (two steps in the value chain that can weigh heavily on the economics of a carbon capture and utilization project), and finally discussed oxyfuel combustion, oxy-firing the lime kilns, and briefly introduced the concept of renewable natural gas (RNG) and green hydrogen production at pulp mills.
The goal of these webinars was to better understand the opportunities of CCUS for the Canadian pulp and paper industry, and how it would be realistically implemented to reduce GHG emissions and achieve net-zero.
The presentations and abstracts are available through FPInnovations’ Research Library using the following links:
CO2 – Carbon Storage and utilization for storage (Author: Professor Naoko Ellis, PhD, P.Eng.)
Decarbonizing pulp and paper, CCUS opportunities (Author: Dr. Robin Hughes)
CO2 utilization. Opportunities and challenges (Author: Dr. Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul)
CO2 – Carbon Storage and utilization for storage (Author: Dr. Malcom Wilson)
Decarbonizing pulp and paper, CCUS opportunities (Author: Dr. Andrew McFarlan)
CO2 utilization. Opportunities and challenges (Author: Dr. Philippe Navarri)
CO2 Purification (Author: Dr. Robert Symonds)
CO2 Transportation in Canada (Author: Dr. Robin Hughes)
Oxy-fuel combustion for Pulp & Paper (Author: Dr. Robert Symonds)
OxyFiring the lime kiln (Author: Dr. Peter Gogolek)