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First Generation to Second for  Carbon Capture and Storage

Corwyn Bruce, P.Eng. – Vice President, Technical Services

 International CCS Knowledge Centre

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 ~ 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time

Operating since 2014, SaskPower’s Boundary Dam 3 carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility in Saskatchewan, Canada, was the world’s first utility-scale carbon capture facility. This facility has been instrumental in proving the technology and advancing CCS operations experience. Leveraging Boundary Dam 3 lessons and expertise is key to the objectives of the International CCS Knowledge Centre.

Optimization of CCS technology and overcoming key barriers to achieve lower capital and operating costs is necessary for broader CCS development and deployment. The Centre’s team recently released a feasibility study for retrofitting SaskPower’s Shand Power Station, a 300 MW, single unit coal power plant that would have double the capacity of Boundary Dam for large-scale CCS.

The lessons of Boundary Dam have informed the findings of this second-generation study for CCS:

  • Prospects for significant capital and operating cost reduction
  •  Opportunities to capture more emissions at lower loads 
  •  Integrating with renewables
  •  Minimizing water use
  •  Using fly ash by-product to offset emissions in concrete production

Join us as Corwyn Bruce, of the Boundary Dam 3 team and now at the International CCS Knowledge Centre, discusses the Centre’s work to further global CCS utilization and the promising prospects of second generation CCS.

Register Today:

There is no charge for members of the American Coal Council, but pre-registration is required.

Non-members may register for a fee of $50.


The International CCS Knowledge Centre is a non-profit established by BHP and SaskPower to share the learnings from SaskPower’s Boundary Dam 3 carbon capture and utilization (CCS) facility. The mission of the Knowledge Centre is to advance the deployment of large-scale CCS so that it can be effectively and efficiently utilized around the globe.

The American Coal Council’s Coal Q&A Program provides a forum to address critical issues affecting the U.S. coal industry ~ including coal producers, consumers and transporters.  Each program begins with a topic briefing by a leading industry analyst or representative, followed by a Q&A session.