Carbon Capture and Storage Projects in Alberta

The Quest Project (Quest)
Alberta Government Funding: $745 million over 15 years 
Companies involvedShell Canada Limited , Chevron Canada Limited, and Marathon Oil Canada Corporation 
Location: Shell's Scotford upgrader near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
Funding AgreementThe Quest Project Funding Agreement
Knowledge Sharing ReportsQuest Knowledge Sharing Reports


About the Project:

The Quest project has seen Shell’s Scotford upgrader retrofitted for carbon capture and storage.  The project is capturing CO2 from oil sands upgrading and transporting it 65 kilometres north for permanent storage approximately two kilometres below the earth's surface.

Quest is designed to capture up to 1.08 million tonnes of CO2 per year (approximately 35 per cent of the CO2 produced by the upgrader). The Quest Project is the world’s first application of carbon capture and storage technology at an oil sands upgrader.

In 2010-11 an environmental  assessment was completed.

Shell  has more information about the Quest project.

The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line Project (ACTL)

Alberta Government Funding: $495 million over 15 years
Companies involved: Enhance Energy   and the North West Redwater Partnership   

Location: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, to enhanced oil recovery fields near Clive, Alberta

Funding Agreement: The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line Project Funding Agreement
Knowledge Sharing Reports: ACTL Knowledge Sharing Reports

 Map graphic of the Alberta Carbon Truck Line

About the Project:

The ACTL is a 240-kilometer pipeline that will carry CO2 captured from the Sturgeon Refinery and the Agrium fertilizer plant to enhanced oil recovery projects in central Alberta. The ACTL will initially see an emissions reduction of 1.68 million tonnes of CO2 per year when the project is fully operational in 2018.

The designed capacity of the ACTL pipeline is 14.6 million tonnes of CO2/year, which will allow future carbon capture and storage projects to use it as the industry grows. The Alberta government has committed $495 million over 15 years for this CO2 infrastructure project.

See Enhance Energy Inc  for more ACTL information.