Mike Monea, President, Carbon Capture and Storage Initiatives for SaskPower and Colin Imrie, Scottish Government presented recent developments at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam project and work on Scotland’s CO2 storage capacity, respectively, on 15 October 2012 at the University of Edinburgh.
The Boundary Dam Integrated CCS Demonstration Project is one of the world’s first and largest integrated Carbon Capture and Storage demonstration projects at Boundary Dam Power Station in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada. The project will transform Unit 3 at Boundary Dam Power Station into a reliable, long-term producer of 100 megawatts of clean base-load electricity, while enhancing provincial oil production and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by capturing one-million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
The $1.24 billion government-industry partnership between the Government of Canada, Government of Saskatchewan, SaskPower and private industry will rebuild a coal-fired generation unit and will equip it with a fully-integrated carbon capture system, allowing for the generation of low-emission electricity and the capture of CO2 for oil extraction. This leading-edge project will determine the technical, economic, and environmental performance of carbon capture and storage technology.