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SCA Investment:
S4CO2 Inc. Transforms Waste Gas into High Value Co-products

Solutions4CO2 Inc. is looking at plant locations in Sarnia-Lambton and aims to locate its demonstration facility and global headquarters here in the near future. Currently based in Toronto, the company has received joint financial support that includes the Sustainable Chemistry Alliance and investment firm Macquarie Private Wealth Inc.

"This builds on the recent decision by BioAmber, which also received SCA investment, to locate is succinic acid plant here in our growing world-class hybrid chemistry cluster," said Dr. Murray McLaughlin, CEO and President of the SCA. He said the alliance worked closely with the Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership and the SCA's government and industry partners to attract S4CO2 to the region.

Formed in 2010, S4CO2 is an Ontario corporation with the objective of becoming the carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and infusion industry standard for CO2 emitters and users. S4CO2 focuses on designing, building, operating and maintaining industrial solutions to capture waste gas streams such as CO2, and process these streams into value added co-products.

The company says the Capture and Infusion System separates over 95% of the GHG emissions (CO2, NOX, SOX) from coal fired power plants, steel mills, petrochemical refineries and cement plants and effectively infuses these gases in microscopic portions into water to be utilized to grow micro and macro algae for biofuels, biochemicals, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and animal feeds.

It is estimated that over 31 billion tons of carbon dioxide are emitted worldwide annually. Current efforts to reduce these levels are highly dependent on finding other means of utilizing the captured CO2 beyond enhanced oil recovery or "parking" it at the bottom of the ocean or in rock formations. S4CO2 focuses on cost effectively capturing CO2 from post-combustion flue gas and utilizing that CO2 in the process of growing of algae for the extraction of high value added co-products as a viable long-term solution for the environment.

Keight Thomas Douglas Kemp-Welch
Solutions 4CO2 Inc. CEO
Douglas Kemp-Welch, CEO of S4CO2, said the experience, expertise and networking capability available through the SCA was instrumental in his company's decision to locate its global headquarters and research and development operations in Sarnia. "The combination of the SCA and the economic development office had a direct impact on our decision to choose Sarnia over many other locations in Canada for our demonstration facility. Given that Sarnia area companies produce some of Canada's CO2 emissions, it's also a natural site for deployment of our technology."

He added that the SCA has helped to facilitate his company's connection with the major chemical companies in the region. S4CO2 "bolts its technology" to the technology of other companies, which are either a source of CO2 or a potential customer for its downstream products.

Solutions 4co2

S4CO2 is a developer of exclusive industrial scale CO2 capture and use solutions using gas infusion technology. Gas infusion extracts CO2, NO2 and SO2 from flue gas and biogas and efficiently mass transfers high concentrations of the extracted CO2 into water.  Currently working out of offices in Toronto, the company is planning to locate both its national headquarters and demonstration plant in Sarnia.

Solutions 4co2

S4CO2 is a developer of exclusive industrial scale CO2 capture and use solutions using gas infusion technology. Gas infusion extracts CO2, NO2 and SO2 from flue gas and biogas and efficiently mass transfers high concentrations of the extracted CO2 into water.  Currently working out of offices in Toronto, the company is planning to locate both its national headquarters and demonstration plant in Sarnia.

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