SaskPower's Carbon Capture Innovation Once Again on World Stage

October 03, 2017

Saskatchewan's leadership on carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) will once again attract global attention this week as part of a three-day Global CCS Symposium hosted by the International CCS Knowledge Centre in Regina.

The fourth annual event involves 150 representatives from 16 countries and will conclude Thursday with a full tour of SaskPower's Boundary Dam CCS Project in Estevan.

"Boundary Dam 3 is the cleanest fossil fuel power unit in all of Canada and it's an essential part of our mission to reduce our impact on the environment," said Minister Responsible for SaskPower and Minister of the Environment Dustin Duncan. "Through our vision and innovation, we are showing other jurisdictions, whether next door or across the world, that they too can use this technology to help address climate change."

Launched in 2014, SaskPower's Boundary Dam CCS Project is the world's first large-scale post combustion carbon capture and storage facility. It produces 115 megawatts of power — enough to power about 100,000 Saskatchewan homes — and is capable of capturing up to 90 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions and up to 100 per cent of sulphur dioxide emissions.

"Our work has attracted a significant number of delegations from across the globe and we are proud it continues to do so," said SaskPower President and CEO Mike Marsh. "For us, carbon capture is an important part of a cleaner power future in Saskatchewan. The interest we're seeing this week once again confirms the potential for this technology worldwide. We will gladly welcome these international delegates to our pioneering CCS project in Estevan."

At a glance...

  • Global interest continues in SaskPower's groundbreaking CCS work
  • The fourth CCS Symposium is held in Regina this week, hosted by the International CCS Knowledge Centre
  • 150 people from 16 countries will tour SaskPower's carbon capture facility at Boundary Dam Power Station

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