The International CCS Knowledge Centre is a non-profit organization founded in 2016 by BHP and SaskPower to advance large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects as a critical means of managing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving the world’s ambitious climate goals.

The Knowledge Centre provides independent, expert advisory services for CCS projects across heavy-emitting industries based on our team’s unique experience developing the world’s first fully integrated post-combustion CCS facility on a coal-fired power plant. We have a proven track record of helping our clients lower costs, reduce risk, and improve the performance of CCS projects across industries and technology platforms using the latest knowledge and lessons learned from major projects across the globe.

Our staff were instrumental in the design, construction, start-up and ongoing optimization of SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Unit 3 CCS Facility that began operation in 2014 and has captured more than 5 million tonnes of CO2 from a 150-megawatt power plant. We have authored a comprehensive second-generation CCS feasibility study for SaskPower’s Shand power generating station, and we are working with Heidelberg Materials and other partners on the development of the world’s first full-scale CCS facility on cement plant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

We are committed to remaining at the forefront of the rapidly evolving CCS industry and we are assisting a growing list of industry clients that includes potash processing, cement manufacturing, natural gas combustion, oil and gas production, chemical processing and hydrogen development.

Our focus is on understanding and protecting the owner’s interest in large-scale investment, offering practical guidance in all aspects of CCS project development, from strategic analysis, business case advice and stakeholder engagement support, to supporting technology selection, pilot testing, feasibility and Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) studies, project permitting, construction, commissioning, transition to operations, and ongoing optimization and trouble-shooting. 

In addition to our deep technical capabilities, the Knowledge Centre team actively engages decision makers to ensure high-level information on CCS is conveyed with political, economic and other strategic considerations in mind. We provide input to policy development and promote broad collaboration and the exchange of knowledge between stakeholders to accelerate the deployment of new CCS projects around the world.

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