CCS facility captured more than 60,000 tonnes of CO2 in November

During the month of November, the carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Power Station captured 60,336 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).

The average daily capture rate when CCS was online was 2,413 tonnes per day, with a peak one-day capture rate of 2,779 tonnes.

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In the previous 12 months, an average of 58,706 tonnes were captured each month at the CCS facility.

The CCS facility was online 78 per cent of the month, coming offline for 158 hours due to an unplanned outage at Boundary Dam Unit 3. It had been online 77.8 per cent of the time during the previous 12 months.

So far this year, 646,881 tonnes of CO2 have been captured at the CCS facility. Since the CCS facility came online in October 2014, 3,728,333 tonnes of CO2 have been prevented from entering Earth’s atmosphere. 

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