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SaskPower CCS Facility Captured 616,000 tons in 2019 (Ind. Report)
SakPower
Date: 2020-01-10
On the Canadian Prairies, SaskPower reports its carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at its Boundary Dam Power Station captured 57,590 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the month of December, for a total of 616,119 tonnes captured in 2019. The facility's average daily capture rate in December was 2,504 tonnes with a peak one-day capture rate of 2,863 tonnes. The facility was online 72 pct of the time, compared with an average of 70 pct for the previous 12 months.

Since first coming online in October 2014, the Boundary Dam CCS unit has captured 3,081,452 tonnes of CO2. (Source: Saskpower, Estevan Mercury, 9 Jan., 2020) Contact: SaskPower, Mike Marsh, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com

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Cdn., Japanese Emissions Reduction, CCS MoU Inked (Ind. Report)
International CCS Knowledge Centre
Date: 2019-10-09
Tokyo-based Japan CCS Co., Ltd. and the Regina, Saskatchewan-headquartered International CCS Knowledge Centre are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlining plans to collaborate on accelerating the use and understanding of carbon capture utilization and storage (CCS/CCUS).

Japan CCS Co., Ltd. is conducting the Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project to demonstrate the viability of full-chain CCS in Japan. The International CCS Knowledge Centre will share the experience and lessons-learned from the construction, operation and maintenance of SaskPower's Boundary Dam 3 CCS Facility - the world's first commercial scale, post-combustion CCS facility on a coal-fired power plant.

The International CCS Knowledge Centre was established by BHP and SaskPower with a mandate to advance the global understanding and deployment of large-scale CCS to reduce global GHG emissions. (Source: Japan CCS, International CCS Knowledge Centre, PR, 8 Oct., 2019) Contact: International CCS Knowledge Centre , Mike Monea, President & CEO, www.ccsknowledge.com; Japan CCS Co., Ltd., www.japanccs.com/en

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SaskPower's Boundry Dam CCS Unit Reports Strong July (Ind. Report)
Boundary Dam,SaskPower
Date: 2019-08-23
On the Canadian Prairies, SaskPower and the Estvan Mercury are reporting the carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at SaskPower's Boundary Dam Power Station captured 80,530 tonnes of CO2 in July -- an average of 2,598 tpd with a peak one-day capture rate of 2,871 tonnes.

The 80,530 tonnes of CO2 captured in July marked about 80 pct capacity for CO2 for the second consecutive month. The 12-month average for tonnes of CO2 captured was 51,297 tonnes, or about 51 pct.

Since start-up in October 2014, the facility has captured over 2.8 million tonnes of CO2. (Source: SaskPower, Estevan Mercury, 21 Aug., 2019) Contact: SaskPower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com

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SaskPower Boundry Dam CCS Facility at High Capacity (Ind. Report)
SaskPower
Date: 2019-07-17
On the Canadian prairies, SaskPower reports its Boundary Dam Power Station carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility captured 81,417 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) this past June. The facility was online 99.4 pct of the month, as opposed to the previous 12 months when it was online only 40.7 pct of the time.

The facility's volume of CO2 captured last month meant the facility was operating at 84 pct capacity, compared to the 12-month average of about 44.6 pct. Since its October 2014 opening, the facility has captured a total of 2,725,661 tonnes of CO2, according to SaskPower. (Source: SaskPower, Estevan Mercury, 16 July, 2019) Contact: SaskPower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com

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EPA to Repeal Another Obama-Era Anti-Coal Regulation (Reg & Leg)
EPA,Coal
Date: 2019-01-04
In Washington, the U.S. EPA has published its proposed revision of the Obama administration's carbon dioxide emission standards for new coal power plants. The Obama standards effectively ban investment in new coal generation -- a policy Congress never approved, according to the Trump administration EPA.

In 2015, the Obama administration determined that partial carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the best system of emission reduction (BSER) for new coal units.

The Trump EPA now proposes that the best system of emission reduction is the most efficient commercially-viable coal boiler combined with best industry practices. Under the new EPA proposal, new coal power plants would have to meet a standard of 1,900 pounds of CO2 per MWh rather than the current more stringent standard of 1,400 pounds per MWh. The Trump EPA's proposal is based on an updated analysis of the cost and geographic availability of CCS.

Presently, only two utility-scale CCS power plants in existence: Petra Nova in Texas and Boundary Dam in Saskatchewan.

Download the EPA repeal proposal HERE. (Source: US EPA, Competitive Enterprise Institute, CNS News, Various Media, Jan., 2019)

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SaskPower's Boundary Dam CCS Coming to an End (Ind. Report)
SaskPower
Date: 2018-07-11
Furher to our March 16th coverage, on the Canadian prairies, Regina-headquartered Crown-owned utility SaskPower is reporting no further retrofits will be made to the carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at the coal-fired Boundary Dam power plant near Estevan. The CCS units, which received $1.5 billion in start-up funding, are reaching their federally mandated 2024 phase out and no longer receive Canadian federal funding.

The facility, which opened 8 month behind schedule in October 2014, was designed to cut CO2 emissions by 1 million tpy but removed only 400,000 tonnes to date in 2015. The delays cost SaskPower approximately $80 million in "construction deficiencies" and non-performance penalties. Saskatchewan has committed to a 40 pct carbon emissions reduction in electrical power generation. (Source: SaskPower, CJME, Canadian Press, July, 2018) Contact: Saskpower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com

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Boundary Dam Surpasses 2Mn tonnes of Captured CO2 (Ind. Report)
SaskPower
Date: 2018-03-16
On the Canadian Prairies, Saskatchewan Power (SaskPower) reports the carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at its coal-fired Boundary Dam Power Station has now captured more than two million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the atmosphere.

The Boundary Dam CCS project is one of the initiatives the Crown corporation is pursuing to meet the province's power needs. CCS is part of SaskPower's long-term strategy to meet environmental regulations and reduce the company's carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions by 40 pct from 2005 levels, by 2030.

The facility, which opened 8 month behind schedule in October 2014, was designed to cut CO2 emissions by 1 million tpy. The delays cost SaskPower approximately $80 million in "construction deficiencies" and non-performance penalties. (Source: Saskpower, Estevan Mercury, 12 Mar., 2018) Contact: Saskpower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com

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Shell Cansolv New Boundary Dam CCS Facility Tenant (Ind. Report)
SaskPower,Shell Cansolv,CCS,Boundary Dam
Date: 2018-01-19
On the Canadian prairies, SaskPower is reporting Shell Cansolv would be moving into the Boundary Dam Power Station carbon capture and storage (CCS) test facility this year. The Boundary Dam Power stations's first client, Mitsubishi-Hitachi, completed its testing and left in March 2017 when its contract expired.

The Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Project in Estevan, Saskatchewan, is the world's first and largest project of its kind. The $1.24 billion government- industry partnership between the Government of Canada, Government of Saskatchewan, SaskPower and private industry will see the full integration of a rebuilt coal-fired generation unit with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology into the operation of a commercial power station, resulting in low-emission electricity and CO2 for enhanced oil recovery operations or storage in deep saline aquifers. (Source: SaskPower, Estevan Mercury, 18 Jan., 2018) Contact: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, (306) 242-9222, www.psca.mhps.com; SaskPower, Mike Monea, Pres., CCS Initiatives, Robt. Watson, CEO, Howard Matthews, VP Power Production, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com; Shell Cansolv, www.shell.com/business-customers/global-solutions/gas-processing-licensing/licensed-technologies/shell-cansolv-gas-absorption-solutions.html; Boundary Dam CCS, www.saskpower.com/wp-content/uploads/clean_coal_information_sheet.pdf

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