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Mont-Saint-Hilaire (Québec), May 28, 2019 – BBA was honoured at the 17th edition of the Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois, receiving a Léonard prize in the Environment category. This prestigious prize was awarded yesterday at the grande bibliothèque de Montréal.
BBA won this award for the CO2 Capture and Recovery in Saint-Félicien project, for which the firm designed the first commercial version of the CO2 Solutions “industrial lung” at the Resolute Forest Products plant in Saint-Félicien, Québec. It’s a technology that captures CO2 emissions directly from smokestacks, purifies them using an enzyme similar to one that is found in our respiratory system and then uses them in Les Serres Toundra’s greenhouses to grow cucumbers. The facilities capture nearly 30 Mt of CO2 per day.
“We’re very proud to have contributed to this ingenious project, which combines both pure and applied sciences,” states André Allaire, President of BBA. “The possibility of recycling air emissions to grow vegetables opens the door to other projects that will help reduce our environmental footprint.”
This marks the seventh time BBA has won an award at the Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois.
Created in 2003 by Québec’s Association des firmes de genie-conseil (AFG), the Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois aims to promote the engineering behind the best projects in the industry and to reward the innovation and excellence of clients and consulting engineering firms. For full contest details and to learn more about the nominated projects, visit the AFG website [French only].
BBA has been providing a wide range of consulting engineering services for almost 40 years. Its engineering, environmental and commissioning experts team up to quickly and accurately pinpoint the needs of industrial and institutional clients. Recognized for its innovative, sustainable and reliable solutions, the firm stands out for its expertise in the fields of energy and mining and metals, as well as biofuels, oil and gas. BBA has 12 offices across Canada to provide local support and offer clients increased onsite presence.
Source: Roseline Simard
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