The International CCS Knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre) is proud to continue supporting the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) in advancing clean energy globally through the reduction of large-scale greenhouse gas emissions. The Knowledge Centre is also honoured to receive a carbon offset as recognition for supporting this full-chain operation model for carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) and wishes to congratulate the ACTL partners on successfully launching this important initiative.
Alberta – June 2, 2020 – A new system built to safely transport and permanently store CO2 is shifting how carbon is managed in the province. The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) system, the world’s newest large-scale carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) project, is now fully operational.
The ACTL system captures industrial emissions and delivers the CO2 to mature oil and gas reservoirs in Central Alberta for use in enhanced oil recovery and permanent storage.
The current supply of CO2 is captured at the North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) Sturgeon Refinery and Nutrien’s Redwater Fertilizer Facility, offering a sustainable emissions solution for energy and agriculture sectors. The CO2 then travels down a 240-kilometre pipeline, which is owned by Wolf Midstream, to a storage reservoir owned by Enhance Energy.
The system includes the world’s largest capacity pipeline for CO2 from human activity, capable of transporting up to 14.6 million tonnes of CO2 per year. This is equal to the impact of capturing the CO2 from more than 2.6 million cars in Alberta. Designed with excess capacity, the system will connect more facilities and storage reservoirs in the future as demand increases for an effective solution to manage emissions.
See the full media release from the owners of the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line at the link, below.