SaskPower has today launched its flagship CCS project – officially unveiling a much-anticipated addition to its Boundary Dam power plant in Saskatchewan, Canada.
And the world – at least those interested in finding new ways to keep producing affordable and cleaner power from fossil fuels – will be watching closely.
The project has the potential to be a global game changer. Boundary Dam combines post-combustion CCS with coal-fired power generation that will reduce carbon emissions by 90%; transforming one of the world’s most abundant and affordable sources of energy to one of the cleanest.
The project will have a particularly significant impact on the province. The area boasts approximately 300 years supply of good quality coal, which currently generates around half of the province’s electricity. The transformation of the coal fired power station unit into a producer of low-carbon, base-load electricity; promises to capture one million tonnes of CO2 per year – the equivalent of taking more than 250,000 cars off the road.
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