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University of Calgary plans carbon capture research centre
Date:19 Jan 2011
CALGARY — Making sure CO2 injected deep underground stays there will be one of the main aims of a University of Calgary research facility slated for a donated patch of land just southwest of the city.
The university is eyeing a parcel outside Priddis, Alta., about 40 kilometres southwest of Calgary, for the home of what geophysics professor Don Lawton says would be the country’s first facility dedicated to carbon capture and storage (CCS) monitoring and training.
“There are some other projects that are similar, but this is quite unique in its goals,” said Mr. Lawton, who specializes in the geological storage of CO2 and will be heading up the facility.