Congratulations SaskPower on capturing one million tonnes of CO2

On 20 July 2016, SaskPower captured their one millionth tonne of CO2 at the Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project in Canada.

CO2CRC’s Chief Scientist, John Kaldi, was present on the day. John was there as part of the IEAGHG International CCS Summer School which toured the facility, along with 49 students from 17 countries.

“It’s a privilege to be able to say I witnessed such a momentous milestone,” said John.

The Boundary Dam project is SaskPower’s flagship CCS initiative and the world’s first and largest commercial-scale CCS project of its kind. It is located near Estevan, Saskatchewan, approximately 16 km north of the Canada–United States border.

The project rebuilt a coal-fired generation unit with carbon capture technology, resulting in low-emission power generation. In 2014 the project came online as the world’s first post-combustion coal-fired CCS project integrated with a power station.

Capturing one million tonnes of carbon dioxide is the equivalent of taking more than 250,000 cars off Saskatchewan roads annually.