The carbon capture and storage project at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Power Station in the province’s southeast has reached another milestone. SaskPower says the project has captured more than two million tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
In a press release, SaskPower president Mike Marsh states ““(Unit 3 at the Boundary Dam) continues to provide electricity to more than 100,000 of our customers, and it is doing so with coal in a way that makes it one of the cleanest-burning fossil fuel units on Earth.”
We’ve collected over 2 million tonnes of CO2 using CCS technology. It would take 2,355,713 acres of forests a whole year to do the same. That’s a forest the size of Yellowstone National Park! Learn more: https://t.co/bRbZ7OFuo3 pic.twitter.com/Ekm7fUcfJs
— SaskPower (@SaskPower) March 12, 2018
“What’s more, it’s doing so with coal, and in a way that makes it one of the cleanest-burning fossil fuel units on Earth.’’
Operations at the project near Estevan started in October of 2014.