Fort Nelson Carbon Capture and Storage Project

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The Fort Nelson Carbon Capture and Storage Project was identified as a Carbon Capture and Storage project rated as having a 1.2 million tonnes per annum of potential carbon storage with a demonstration plant in operation from 2010 to 2017 and 2.2 million tonnes per annum potential later on.[1]

An October 2009 media release of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum stated that "the goal of the Fort Nelson CCS Project is to permanently sequester CO2 emissions from Spectra’s Fort Nelson natural gas-processing plant, estimated to be 2.0 Mt per year, in the deep saline formations of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. The Fort Nelson CCS Project is a partnership initiative of Spectra Energy Transmission, the Energy & Environmental Research Center Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership, the Province of British Columbia, and the Government of Canada. If proven feasible, the project would be one of the first commercial-scale CCS projects to inject over one million tonnes per year of CO2 into a brine-saturated formation in North America, making it one of the largest CCS projects in the world."[2]

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  1. International Energy Agency, "Annex C: Application of G8 criteria to large‐scale integrated CCS projects" in Carbon Capture and Storage: Progress and Next Steps - IEA/CSLF Report to the Muskoka 2010 G8 Summit, International Energy Agency, June 2010, page 33.
  2. "CSLF Endorses Ten New Carbon Capture and Storage Projects: Technology Collaboration Critical Step Towards Commercial Deployment", October 12, 2009.

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