Deep Sky is multiplying partnerships in its quest to eliminate billions of tons of carbon.

The Montreal company announced on Monday an agreement with the very young Quebec (green) start-up Skyrenu, which has developed an avant-garde technology for direct carbon capture in the air (CDA).

The Sherbrooke company will supply and install in 2024 a CDA unit with a capacity to eliminate 50 tonnes of CO2 per year at the Deep Sky Alpha test site.

The two partners want to validate Skyrenu’s technology with a view to commercial deployment in Canada.

Skyrenu has developed a modular system that combines direct air capture with a mining residue carbonation process to trap CO2 in rock permanently, directly on mining sites.

This partnership “will allow us to demonstrate our technology in Quebec,” commented Skyrenu president Gabriel Vézina by email. “This contract with Deep Sky will greatly increase the visibility of our company and its technology in Quebec, Canada and internationally. »

Originating from the University of Sherbrooke, the company was created in 2021 based on work begun in 2018 by its two co-founders, engineering professor Martin Brouillette and research engineer Gabriel Vézina.

The team of students who worked on the concept were winners in 2021 of the XPRIZE Carbon Removal student competition (set up by Elon Musk).