The Coal Association of Canada has announced that David Fawcett will receive its 2015 CAC Award of Distinction, which recognises an individual who has left a lasting legacy on the coal industry in Canada.
Fawcett has worked in the Canadian coal industry for 40 yr after graduating from the UNiverity of Alberta’s School of Mining and Engineering. Over the past 20 yr, he has worked particularly in northeast British Colombia on coal property acquisition and early stage project development.
“Mr Fawcett is widely acknowledged for his visionary leadership in reviving the coal industry I northeast British Columbia,” said CAC President, Ann Marie Hann. “His efforts put the region on the gloval coal map. His involvement in so many projects have left a strong legacy for the future of the region and province.
The CAC also said it had selected SaskPower’s Boundary Dam CCS Project for a Special Recognition Award for environmental and innovation achievement. The project is the first project to retrofit an existing coal-fired power plant with carbon capture technology, reducing plant emissions by up to 90%.
“With its Boundary Dam project, SaskPower is proving that CCS technology provides a real pathway to low emissions from coal,” said Hann. “SaskPower is a world leader in this technology, demonstrating that coal can continue to be a responsible energy alternative in Canada and the world.
The awards will be presented during the CAC’s Conference Banquet on 17 September.
Written by Jonathan Rowland.
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