I have been asked numerous times for a response to a news article (CBC, Fri. Nov. 3, 2017) where SaskPower CEO, Mike Marsh references that the utility may be reluctant to recommend CCS.
SaskPower released a clarifying statement to Saskatchewan media immediately following the CBC article - to read coverage of the statement, click here.
As for the International CCS Knowledge Centre, it is business as usual. We are committed to sharing the expertise and lessons learned from CCS at BD3. We have a solid working relationship with the experts at SaskPower and Boundary Dam – who continue to be active in retooling and upping the game in innovation for CCS on the large commercial scale facility.
CCS - as a cleantech tool (among other tools in the toolbox) with the potential to take large bites out of greenhouse gas emissions, is our focus is to ensure that CCS is advanced and deployed commercially and globally.
That is why we are actively supporting China’s efforts to balance a need for energy security with their commitment to substantially reduce emissions. CCS, through the lessons of BD3’s commercial operations will help China meet these targets. To learn more about our MOU’s in China, click here. We look forward to signing a further MOU and moving toward deployment in December 2017.
We are also hosting a pavilion featuring CCUS at the Globe Forum in Vancouver, March 14-16, 2018. This conference, that showcases clean technologies, will have up to 30 exhibits at the Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Technology Cluster as well as a CCUS knowledge program with a full day of speakers and panelists on advancing CCUS now. We are inviting our industry fellows, researchers, innovators, and those interested in large scale deployment to join us. If you’d like more information on how to be a part of the CCUS at the Globe Forum, please visit www.globeseries.com or contact [email protected] directly.
If you have any questions about the International CCS Knowledge Centre and/or our initiatives, please don’t hesitate to contact me or the colleagues in my office directly. Here is the link to our contact information.