In late April the UKCCSRC was delighted to host Max Ball, manager of SaskPower Clean Coal Technologies, when he visitied the UK. Max’s travel to the UK was supported by the UK FCO and Science & Innovation Network.
Max currently manages technology and business development relating to SaskPower’s clean coal projects. He has been a leader in development of many major projects at SaskPower including initiation of the Boundary Dam Integrated CCS Demonstration (ICCS Demo – the world’s first commercial power plant integrated with full stream CCS) and the SaskPower Carbon Capture Test Facility. He has over 30 years experience in planning, constructing and operating fossil fired power plants including more than 10 years specializing in application of carbon capture technologies.
Max had a busy schedule for his time in the UK, including speaking at the UKCCSRC Cranfield Biannual Meeting on “Building on the success at Boundary Dam”, visiting the PACT core facilities, and giving a seminar and webinar for the Centre and SCCS titled “SaskPower Boundary Dam 3, Shand and Aquistore – an update on the world’s first power plant with CCS”. If you missed Max’s talks, you can view the presentation here and the webinar recording here.
Max’s visit was a great opportunity for the UK to be updated on progress at Boundary Dam, and the Centre hopes to much hear more as the project continues.