SaskPower’s Boundary Dam 3 (BD3) has captured and prevented four million tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
The International CCS Knowledge Centre has stated SaskPower’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility demonstrates the positive progression and impact on the environment this technology can have – it claims it is equivalent to taking 865,000 cars off the road for a year.
BD3 is located in Saskatchewan, Canada and is the ‘world’s first’ fully-integrated and full-chain CCS facility attached to a coal-fired power plant.
The Knowledge Centre has developed two major studies to evaluate the performance, costs, risks and efficiencies of CCS technology and to apply them to the cement and energy sectors.
It has studied BD3 in depth and references this milestone as proof that CCS can and will be applied across sectors to slash emissions. The Centre states its proven efficiency and cost-effectiveness will help ‘pave the way for future installations across the industry’.