Carbon capture and storage (CCS)
Aquistore is an independent research and monitoring project which intends to demonstrate that storing liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) deep underground (in a brine and sandstone water formation), is a safe, workable solution to reduce greenhouse gases. Aquistore is located in south–eastern Saskatchewan, Canada near the community of Estevan. While reducing greenhouse gas emissions ( GHGs) must include increasing energy conservation and efficiency – as well as developing renewable energies such as wind and solar power – reducing emissions from fixed–point sources of CO 2 such as refineries, coal–fired power plants and other industries will require the development of carbon capture and storage technologies. Aquistore will serve as the storage site for the world’s first commercial post–combustion CO2 capture, transportation, utilization, and storage project from a coal–fired electrical generating station (Boundary Dam CCS Project).
Biothermica Technologies is an integrated carbon and energy project developer focused on carbon and energy project development, landfill gas services and air pollution control solutions. The company specializes in the development of patented technologies for the reduction of greenhouse gases and the production of renewable energy and invests in infrastructure projects based on the technologies it has developed. For carbon and energy projects, the company oversees all development stages, from the design of the project to the commercialization of renewable energy and emission reduction credits.
The Boundary Dam CCS Project rebuilt a coal–fired generation unit with carbon capture technology, resulting in low–emission power generation. In the fall of 2014, the project came online as the world’s first post–combustion coal–fired CCS project. This project transformed the aging unit #3 at Boundary Dam Power Station near Estevan, Saskatchewan into a reliable, long–term producer of 120 megawatts (MW) of base–load electricity, capable of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by one million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year, the equivalent of taking more than 250,000 cars off Saskatchewan roads annually. The captured CO2 is sold and transported by pipeline to nearby oil fields in southern Saskatchewan where it will be used for enhanced oil recovery.
Carbon Credit Solutions Inc. is a Canadian company and world leader in the field of measuring, reporting and verifying greenhouse gas emissions from large-scale aggregated emission reduction projects in the agricultural sector.The company has a proven history and a sophisticated software platform making them the partner of choice to mitigate risk and create reputable, verifiable and marketable offsets.
Carbon Engineering, we’re commercializing two clean energy technologies that can rapidly accelerate our shift to a net-zero world: our Direct Air Capture technology can deliver large-scale negative emissions by removing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere; and our Air to Fuels’ technology can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of transportation by creating clean synthetic fuels ‘ made from air, water and renewable power.
Carbonitum Energy Corporation (CEC) is a start up company developing a sustainable carbon recycling solution that integrates with existing industrial processes using synthetic biology, nanotechnology and process engineering. Carbonitum is developing an on–site carbon capture and recycle process to convert CO2 from industrial flue gas to methane for immediate reuse. The innovative process will lower the industrial users natural gas input costs and eliminate their CO2 emissions. CEC’s patent pending conversion of CO2 to methane is accomplished with two sets of bacteria, one of which is photosynthetic. Customers will include large natural gas consumers such as oil sands extraction companies, power generation facilities and other large final emitters.
CO2 Solutions is an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture and has been actively working
to develop and commercialize the technology for stationary sources of carbon pollution.
Hatch Ltd. is a multidisciplinary firm that supplies a wide range of technical and strategic services, including consulting, information technology, engineering, process development, and project and construction management to the mining, metallurgical, energy, and infrastructure sectors. For the oil and gas industry Hatch’s services span both the upstream and downstream sectors with key focal points in conventional gas and sulfur, bitumen extraction and processing, carbon sequestration, shale–to–liquids technologies and LNG developments.
Shell Canada Limited is a global oil and gas organization with approximately 8,000 employees and 1,300 Shell branded retail stations in Canada. Shell Canada’s upstream businesses explore for and extract natural gas and market and trade natural gas and power. The company’s downstream business refines, supplies, trades and ships crude oil worldwide and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for home, transport and industrial use. Shell Canada is also Canada’s largest producer of sulphur. The company has 2 refineries in Canada, one in Sarnia and the other in Scotford, the first refinery to exclusively process synthetic crude from oil sands. The Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP) joint venture is one of Shell’s major projects (Shell Canada Energy owns 60 per cent, Chevron Canada Limited owns 20 per cent and Marathon Oil Canada Corporation owns 20 per cent). In addition to the Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CSS) Project.