Unit 3 at the Boundary Dam coal–fired power station in Saskatchewan, Canada, completed a refurbishment program in October 2014 that included retrofitting CO2 capture facilities with a capture capacity of approximately 1 Mtpa of CO2. The majority of the captured CO2 is transported via pipeline and used for enhanced oil recovery at the Weyburn Oil Unit, also in Saskatchewan. A portion of the captured CO2 is transported via pipeline to the nearby Aquistore Project for dedicated geological storage.
The Fort Nelson natural gas processing plant in British Columbia, Canada, has been in operation since 1964 and is one of the largest sour gas processing facilities in North America. The inlet gas in the Fort Nelson area contains CO2 (12 per cent for Horn River Shale). The Project would capture 2.2 million tonnes of CO2 per annum and transport it for storage into a nearby deep saline formation at a depth of around 2 km below ground. Geological and technical feasibility analyses are continuing and Spectra Energy is pursuing a number of avenues to commercialise the project. For more information, please see here.
The Global CCS Institute will hold its fourth Members’ Meeting in Kyoto, Japan on 11-12 October 2010. As always, the meeting promises to be particularly valuable to Members, bringing together representatives from Japan, Korea and other areas of Asia and Australasia, from North America and also from Europe, to discuss the Institute’s recent achievements and to set its direction for future success. In line with the meeting theme, building project capability through knowledge sharing, the meeting will showcase a series of projects from across the globe.