Overview

The demand for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is increasing in Alberta and around the world. In addition to Alberta, carbon capture and storage (CCS) is used in several countries to reduce emissions, including the United States, Norway, Australia, the Netherlands and Iceland. There are now over 2100 facilities across all stages of development and across a range of sectors.

Working together to advance CCUS

To help advance the development of this technology, Alberta is a member of CCS networks including the Global CCS Institute (GCCSI) and the Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership (PCOR). As part of this network, the province also supports knowledge sharing efforts. For example, each year the province posts progress reports from the Quest Project and the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line.

World map with coloured dots (yellow: early development; teal: advanced development; blue: in construction
Map of CCS projects in development (source: Global CCS Institute, Global Status of CCS 2022 Report)
Map of Operational CCS projects (source: Global CCS Institute, Global Status of CCS 2022 Report)
Map of Operational CCS projects (source: Global CCS Institute, Global Status of CCS 2022 Report

Resources

  • Carbon Management Canada
    A hub for connecting like-minded organizations with emission reduction needs and technologies. Provides experience, applied research, knowledge and infrastructure for greenhouse gas reduction and CCUS.
  • CCS Association
    An industry-led group that promotes CCUS activities in the United Kingdom (UK), Europe and internationally.
  • Global CCS Institute
    The institute announced by the Australian government in 2008 aims to accelerate the worldwide commercial deployment of at-scale CCS.
  • International CCS Knowledge Centre
    The International CCS Knowledge Centre, based out of Regina, SK, is focused on large-scale applications of CCS on industrial applications and thermal power plants while optimizing the use of CCS through cost reduction initiatives and technological advancements.
  • International Energy Agency
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) is made up of 31 member countries, 13 association countries, and 4 accession countries and has extensive information regarding CCUS.
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory
    The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is driving innovation that will help enable a carbon-free power sector by 2035 and a net-zero carbon emissions economy by 2050. The Carbon Storage Program at NETL is focused on developing and advancing technologies to enable safe, cost-effective, permanent geological storage of CO2.
  • Norway – Ministry of Petroleum and Energy – CCS
    CCS is a central part of the Norwegian government’s policy on energy and climate change.
  • Petroleum Technology Research Centre
    The Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) specializes in CO2 storage, monitoring and verification and is a sister organization to the International CCS Knowledge Centre based out of Regina, SK. The PTRC managed the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas (IEAGHG) Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project from 2000 to 2015, which has stored over 42 million tonnes of CO2 in the 2 oilfields, and the Aquistore project is currently storing CO2 from SaskPower’s Boundary Dam project in the Deadwood Formation.
  • Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership
    The partnership is a multiyear collaboration of over 120 industry, government, and research organizations  to lay the groundwork for practical and environmentally sound CO2 sequestration projects in the heartland of North America.
  • UK CCS Research Centre
    Founded in 2012, the UK CCS Research Centre, with 300+ academic members, collaborates with CCS organizations world-wide on CCS research.

Contact

Connect with Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Email: [email protected]

Was this page helpful?

Your submissions are monitored by our web team and are used to help improve the experience on Alberta.ca.