Alberta Mirror

Monday, January 17, 2022

Contender underway to create carbon-capture centres in Alberta

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Key takeaways: 

  • Carbon capture and storage is creating a comeback amongst an ever-increasing emphasis on decreasing emissions.
  • Now, several firms including Shell are competing to make a carbon-capture hub in Alberta.

Carbon-capture centres in Alberta: 

Carbon pricing and the force to lower global warming is flashing competition in Alberta to ensure space undercover to collect away dangerous greenhouse gas emissions caused by oil and gas operations, agriculture and other industries.

Spirit for carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities has produced to the region almost a dozen years after ex-Premier Ed Stelmach committed $2 billion to kickstart the developing industry. To this day, the number of CCS facilities can be measured on one hand, but that could soon change.

The regional government has started taking bids to set up CCS hubs throughout Alberta. The intersection operator will be determined to peek after infiltrating carbon emissions confidential, in what could be expressed as underground carbon landfills, and confirm the gases are safely deposited.

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Alberta to develop carbon-capture centres

At the same time, the federal government is creating an investment tax credit to incentivize more CCS buildings to assist decrease the country’s emissions.

Some firms like Shell Canada and Enbridge are already publicly declaring their interest in creating large-scale CCS projects in Alberta as they contest to ensure the requests to pore space between rock, usually a few kilometres underground.

It’s a technology that has its detractors, both in terms of how realistically it can be mounted and whether it makes economic sense for governments and industry to follow. The previous year, the International Energy Agency noted CCS “has not lived up to its promise” yet as it’s been gradually to form, but there was increasing investment worldwide.¬†With most strategies to achieve net-zero by 2050, including Canada’s, relying on some kind of CCS, numerous in Alberta are ready to take part.

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