Enbridge obtains the right to move forward with a Canadian carbon capture project

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The Government of Alberta announced that Enbridge has been granted the right to pursue development of a carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration center west of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Company is developing the Open Access Wabamun Carbon Hub (the Hub) to support near-term carbon capture projects advanced by project partners Capital Power Corp. (Capital Power) and Lehigh Cement, a division of Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd (Lehigh Cement).

“We are excited to take this next step in the development of Wabamun’s Open Access Carbon Center in Alberta,” said Colin Gruending, Executive Vice President and President, Liquids Pipelines, Enbridge. “We commend the Government of Alberta for moving quickly in launching a world-class carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) industry in the province. We look forward to working with project partners Capital Power and Lehigh Cement, as well as our local Indigenous partners, to advance the hub, create jobs and economic growth, and help Alberta and Canada achieve their emission reduction targets.

The Hub and associated carbon capture projects advanced by Capital Power and Lehigh Cement represent an opportunity to avoid nearly 4 million tonnes of atmospheric CO2 emissions with phased in-service dates starting as early as 2025. Once built, the hub will be among the largest integrated CCS projects in the world and can be adapted to meet the needs of other nearby industrial transmitters.

The hub’s carbon transport and sequestration facilities will be co-developed and ultimately co-owned with local Indigenous partners, including the First Nations Capital Investment Partnership (composed of Alexander First Nation, Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Enoch Cree Nation and Paul First Nation), and Lac Ste. Métis community Anne.

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/the-environment/01042022/enbridge-awarded-right-to-advance-with-canadian-carbon-capture-project/

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