Alberta selects 19 projects to develop carbon storage hubs

Oct 09 2022


Alberta has selected projects from a second request for proposals to develop carbon storage hubs in the region.

Minister of Energy Sonya Savage issued the following update on Alberta’s second competition to enable the development of carbon storage hubs.

The province initially requested proposals that would primarily enable sequestration of carbon emissions from Alberta’s industrial heartland region near Edmonton. Government selected 6 proposals to begin exploring how to safely develop carbon storage hubs in the region.

A second competition was launched to provide carbon storage services to regions across the rest of the province not covered by the first proposals.The 19 new proposals selected to begin exploring how to safely develop carbon storage hubs across Alberta are:

  • Athabasca Banks Carbon Hub, Vault 44.01 Ltd. and Moraine Initiatives Ltd. for a potential sequestration hub north of Whitecourt
  • Battle River Carbon Hub, Heartland Generation Ltd. for a potential sequestration hub east of Red Deer
  • Bow River Hub, Inter Pipeline Ltd. and Entropy Inc. for a potential sequestration hub north of Calgary
  • Brazeau Carbon Sequestration Hub, Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure Ltd. for a potential sequestration hub west of Edmonton
  • Central Alberta Hub, Wolf Carbon Solutions Inc. and Whitecap Resources Inc. for a potential sequestration hub east of Red Deer
  • East Calgary Region Carbon Sequestration Hub, Reconciliation Energy Transition Inc. (RETI) for a potential Southern Alberta sequestration hub
  • Grande Prairie Net Zero Gateway; NorthRiver Midstream Inc., Keyera Corp., and Entropy Inc. for a potential sequestration hub north of Grande Prairie
  • Greenview Region CCS Project, ARC Resources Ltd. for a potential sequestration hub southeast of Grande Prairie
  • Maskwa Project, Kiwetinohk Energy Corp. for a potential sequestration hub around Swan Hills
  • North Drumheller Hub, Bison Low Carbon Ventures Inc. for a potential sequestration hub north of Drumheller
  • Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero; Pathways Alliance for a potential sequestration hub east of Edmonton
  • Opal Carbon Hub, Kiwetinohk Energy Corp. for a potential sequestration hub northwest of Whitecourt
  • Pincher Creek Carbon Sequestration Hub, West Lake Energy Corp. for a potential sequestration hub southeast of Pincher Creek
  • Project Clear Horizon, City of Medicine Hat for a potential sequestration hub northwest of Medicine Hat
  • Ram River Carbon Sequestration Hub, Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure Ltd. for a potential sequestration hub west of Red Deer
  • Rocky Mountain Carbon Vault, Vault 44.01 Ltd. for a potential sequestration hub west of Edson
  • Rolling Hills Carbon Sequestration Hub, AltaGas Ltd. and Whitecap Resources Inc. for a potential sequestration hub northwest of Calgary
  • The Grande Prairie CCS Hub, Enhance Energy Inc. for a potential sequestration hub northeast of Grande Prairie
  • Tourmaline Clearwater CCUS, Tourmaline Oil Corp. for a potential sequestration hub south of Edson

The companies will begin exploring how to safely develop carbon storage hubs. If the evaluation demonstrates that the proposed projects can provide permanent storage, companies will be able to apply for the right to inject captured carbon dioxide. Only projects that meet the rigorous safety and environmental standards will ultimately be approved by the Alberta Energy Regulator.

The Alberta government will continue to engage with stakeholders to understand and work to address various carbon sequestration scenarios including small scale and remote opportunities. Based on this work, future RFPPs may be considered at a later date.

 

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