Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Infrastructure investments, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:Resilience / Adaptation, Carbon Capture Storage>Energy Production
Agency:Government of Alberta
Legal References:
Funding: $2 billion

This legislation, adopted in 2008, enables Alberta to administer funding to support large-scale carbon capture and storage projects. 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.
  • 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.

Last modified: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:06:19 CET