Commercial Scale CCS Plant Set for Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is taking a step forward in the world of carbon capture and storage (CCS). The province has approved a $1.24 billion project to build one of the world’s first commercial scale CCS plants. SaskPower, with the help of the Canadian government, will rebuild an older power plant at its Boundary Dam site and equip it with technology to capture the CO2 from flue gas with the use of solvents. The unit is expected to capture close to one million tons of CO2 per year. The captured CO2 will then be sold off to oil companies, which will use the CO2 for enhanced oil recovery operations.