First CCS plant starts work

The world’s first large-scale power station equipped with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology has started operating in Canada.

The CCS retrofit of the 110MW SaskPower’s Boundary Dam coal-fired power plant in Saskatchewan will capture about one million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. 

Some of the captured carbon will be injected into nearby oilfields to enhance oil recovery, with the remainder stored permanently deep underground. 

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