Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2015
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Direct investment>RD&D funding, Economic Instruments>Direct investment
Policy Target:Carbon Capture Storage
Agency:Government of Alberta

Two large-scale CCS demonstration projects currently under development will capture C02 from upgrader facilities: the Quest project and the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) project.

Beginning in 2015, the Quest project is expected to capture and store over 1MT C02 per year from Shell’s Scotford Oil Sands Upgrader. In addition, the ACTL project will collect C02 from the North West Redwater (NWR) Oil Sands Upgrader which will then be sold for injection into mature oil fields, after which it will be permanently stored. This project is expected to capture up to 1.2 MT of C02 per year.

To date, the Government of Alberta has invested $1.3 billion in CCS technologies.

Last modified: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:05:21 CET