Thu, Jun 29, 2017

SaskPower to capture 90% of Unit 3 CO2 at Boundary Dam plant

Ductwork, lower left, carries flue gas to SO2 and CO2 absorber towers, top left. The CO2 stripper tower is shown at right (partially enclosed within the building structure). SaskPower
Ductwork, lower left, carries flue gas to SO2 and CO2 absorber towers, top left. The CO2 stripper tower is shown at right (partially enclosed within the building structure). SaskPower
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the Boilermaker Reporter

L-555 has key role in first-of-a-kind CCS project

GLOBAL ENERGY INTERESTS are keeping a close eye on operations at the Boundary Dam Power Station in Saskatchewan these days, now that SaskPower has begun operating its rebuilt coal-fired Unit 3 with carbon capture and storage (CCS) capability.

The $1.35 billion project went online October 2. It represents the world’s first use of utility-scale, post-combustion carbon capture and storage. The project has worldwide ramifications. Reducing man-made carbon dioxide emissions is widely regarded as essential to slowing climate change. CCS holds promise, but it has not been proven at a level large enough for utilities to begin adopting the technology.

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