The Heartland's carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects were on display for an international audience recently.
A delegation of 17 representing 11 different organizations from Japan, South Afirca, South Korea, the United States and Canada gathered to see how the Heartland has set the stage for CCS technology.
The guests toured two sites from September 26 to 29, one of which is the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line, which will capture carbon dioxide from the Sturgeon Refinery and Agrium and transport it, via pipeline, for use in enhanced oil recovery in central Alberta.
"The Sturgeon Refinery will gather, compress and sequester 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 per year for phase one of our project," said Kerry Margetts, president of North West Redwater Partnership. "This is equivalent to removing 300,000 cars from the road annually."
The refinery is the first to have carbon capture capabilities as part of the initial design and construction, as opposed to adding the element later.
They also saw Shell's Quest Capture and Storage facility. The facility has captured and stored two million tonnes of CO2.
"Shell believes that society will need carbon capture and storage to achieve its climate goals," said Peter Zebedee, Shell Scotford general manager. "The quest facility is showing that CCS works."
The representatives will now head to Regina for the Global CCS Symposium.