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.