About 150 delegates from 16 countries are in Regina this week for the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Symposium.
The Symposium is being held by the International CCS Knowledge Centre, and is a working meeting for invited delegates.
Mike Monea, President and CEO of the International CCS Knowledge Centre, says the hope is to expand this technology around the world.
“Technology works, I guess that’s the beauty of what we have here,” Monea says. “Sask Power does not own the technology, which makes us neutral. Which is great because we can look at anything. What we’ve is proven that the technology works, and now we need to explore deployment around the world and also reduce capital and operating costs.”
Monea says there is a plan in place to show other countries how to make this technology available.
“We have been on a path for the last 30 years developing the regulations, policy, pipe-lining, capture systems, and we can show people what to do quickly in order to deploy CCS into their own country.”
The three-day conference includes several presentations, and a tour of Sask Power’s Boundary Dam.
The Symposium concludes on Thursday.