The Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project will see Unit #3 at a coal-fired power plant located at Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada, rebuilt with a fully-integrated carbon capture and storage (CCS) system. It will be the first commercial-scale power plant equipped with a fully-integrated CCS system. Operations are expected to begin in 2014.
The Boundary Dam project will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately one million tonnes a year — the equivalent of taking more than 250,000 cars off Saskatchewan roads each year. The CO2 will be sold to resource companies to be used in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations. Sulphur dioxide (SO2) will also be captured and sold.
Boundary Dam animated tour
Take an animated tour of the Boundary Dam Power Station.
View the clean coal information sheet to see the role coal plays in Saskatchewan; why carbon capture is needed; and see a visual representation of the carbon capture process.