The Aquistore Project has begun injecting carbon dioxide 3.4 km underground in Canada’s first deep saline CO2 storage project. Over the initial injection period of six months, the project expects to inject up to 1000 tns/day for scientific research, and secure, permanent storage.
Aquistore is among a handful of pioneering projects worldwide designed to demonstrate permanent underground storage of CO2 from human activities – in this case, a portion of the CO2 captured at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project – is a safe, workable solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Managed by the Regina-based Petroleum Technology Research Centre, Aquistore is Saskatchewan’s second flagship CO2 project, following the pioneering IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale CO2Monitoring and Storage Project.
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