Sep.28, 2010 posted by Carbon capture and storage adminCarbon Capture and Storage
There are many different methods of carbon capture and storage (CCS)but the most common being explored in Canada is geo-sequestration where carbon emissions are captured from industrial facilities such as a coal fired electricity plant or oil sands upgrader facility (that serves to make synthetic crude oil from bitumen) and then piped and injected underground for storage.
The feasibility of carbon storage is limited to regions that have the appropriate geological formations. Western Canada offers excellent opportunities for CCS because coal generation and oil sands production are located relatively near large storage sites that have depleted oil and gas reservoirs.
Canada and other countries including China and the United States have placed a high priority on CCS.
Currently, the federal government along with certain provinces is investing in large scale CCS demonstration projects; most of the activity is located in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Many witnesses appearing before the committee stressed that CCS must be part of the solution because fossil fuels will continue to dominate worldwide energy demand for some time to come.
Apr.20, 2010 posted by Carbon capture and storage adminTuesday, April 20, 2010
Associate Professor, Department of Management Sciences, HEC Montreal
Canada Research Chair in Energy and the Environment, University of Calgary