The funding for both of the following projects was developed based on the 2008 project proposal. The process and the funding agreements are explained in the following documents for each project:

The Quest Project

This project retrofitted Shell’s Scotford upgrader for CCS. The project is capturing CO2 from oil sands upgrading and transporting it 65 kilometres north for permanent storage approximately two kilometres below the earth's surface.

Quest is designed to capture up to 1.08 million tonnes of CO2 per year (approximately 35% of the CO2 produced by the upgrader). The Quest Project is the world’s first application of carbon capture and storage technology at an oil sands upgrader.

In 2010-11 an environmental assessment was completed.

Alberta Government: $745 million until 2025
Companies involved: Shell Canada Energy (project operator), Canadian Natural Upgrading Limited, Chevron Canada Oil Sands Partnership and 1745844 Alberta Ltd. (owners)

The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line Project (ACTL)

The ACTL is a 240-kilometre pipeline that carries CO2 captured from the Sturgeon Refinery and the Nutrien Redwater fertilizer plant to enhanced oil recovery projects in central Alberta.

The designed capacity of the ACTL pipeline is 14.6 million tonnes of CO2 per year, which will allow future carbon capture and storage projects to use it as the industry grows.

Alberta Government: $495 million until 2025
Companies involved: Enhance Energy Inc., the North West Redwater Partnership and Wolf Carbon Solutions Inc.

Knowledge sharing

Alberta's investment in CCS will also help make carbon capture and storage technologies more accessible. Both funded CCS projects are required to share technical information and lessons learned. This will help future CCS projects from around the world benefit from the lessons learned in Alberta. These reports are provided to the Government of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta has obtained a license or other authorization for use of the reports. Please see Alberta's CCS Knowledge Sharing Program records, which include a disclaimer and full terms and conditions of use.

Separate records are available by year for both the Quest and Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) projects.

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