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SaskPower CCS Facility captures 4 million t of CO2

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SaskPower’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at Boundary Dam Power Station near Estevan, Canada, has captured more than 4 million t of carbon dioxide (CO2) since operations began in 2014.

The milestone, which was achieved on 30 March 2021, represents greenhouse gas emissions reductions equivalent to taking 1 million passenger vehicles off the road for a year.

“This facility was the first of its kind in the world and stands as a strong example of our government’s commitment to supporting innovation,” said Don Morgan, Minister responsible for SaskPower. “We believe finding technological solutions such as CCS are crucial for transitioning to a prosperous, low-carbon future.”

SaskPower is on track to meet its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By 2030, emissions will be reduced by more than 40% below 2005 levels.

“Our CCS facility and Boundary Dam Unit 3 continue to provide low-carbon, baseload power to our customers, and we are still finding improvements that will support the facility as a long-term, sustainable operation,” added Howard Matthews, SaskPower Vice-President of Power Production. “In fact, 2020 was the second-best year to date for the facility, with 729 092 t of CO2 captured.”

Boundary Dam Unit 3 produces 115 MW of power – enough to power approximately 100 000 Saskatchewan homes.

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