In its first year of operation, Shell Canada’s Quest CCS project exceeded its goal of capturing and storing 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, Shell announced Wednesday. “The Government of Canada congratulates Shell and all partners involved in this project. This milestone further demonstrates that Canada continues to be a leader in the area of carbon capture and storage,” Jim Carr, minister of Natural Resources Canada, said in a Shell release
The Quest project was completed on time and under budget, launching on Nov. 6, 2015, in Alberta. The project is the world’s first CCS project on an oil sands upgrader and Canada’s second commercial-scale CCS project, following SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Unit 3 coal-fired power plant, which is nearing the end of its second year of operation. Quest is a retrofit to Shell’s Scotford upgrader, where oil sands bitumen is converted into synthetic crude.
The $1.35 billion (CAD) project is a …