A multinational petroleum and mining company has invested $20 million to help establish a Saskatchewan-based centre to study carbon capture.
Dean Dalla Valle of BHP Billiton says the research facility in Regina will build impetus for carbon capture projects internationally.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall announced the centre last fall.
He says the technology is important because the world’s fastest- growing countries still rely on coal.
It’s hoped the new centre will attract governments, academia, industry and research organizations to study the technology.
SaskPower’s $1.4-billion Boundary Dam facility integrates carbon capture and storage with a power station.