Saskatchewan Carbon Capture Project Features Shell Cansolv Technology

Oct. 3, 2014
Shell Cansolv technology is capturing the carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide at SaskPower’s CCS project.

Shell Cansolv technology is capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) at SaskPower’s new carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Saskatchewan, Canada. The SaskPower facility at the Boundary Dam Power Station is expected to capture around 1 million tons of CO2 per year, which is up to 90 percent of CO2 emissions from one train of the power plant. It is the first commercial-scale, post-combustion carbon capture system at a coal-fired power plant in the world, according to Shell.

The Shell Cansolv integrated technology can remove CO2 and SO2 from a broad range of industrial flue gases. The technology can be added to an existing plant or incorporated in a new installation.

Shell Cansolv’s technology has the potential to lower capital and operating costs, according to the company. The combined capture system can help reduce the energy used in the capture process. The technology also uses regenerable aqueous amine solutions to capture SO2 and CO2, making the process more cost-effective and minimizing environmental waste.

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