CCS facility captured more than 75,000 tonnes of CO2 in July

The carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Power Station had its best month of the year in July.

The facility captured 75,503 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) last month. The average daily capture rate was 2,435 tonnes per day, with a peak one-day capture of 2,627 tonnes.

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It’s the highest single month total for the CCS facility in 2020, and the highest figure for CO2 captured since July 2019.

The CCS facility was online 99.8 per cent of the month, coming offline for 1 1/2 hours when a booster fan temporarily stopped due to water cooling issues.

Unit 3 produced an average of about 110 megawatts of power per day.

A total of 397,220 tonnes of carbon dioxide have been captured through CCS in the first seven months of the year. Nearly 3.48 million tonnes of CO2 have been prevented from entering the Earth’s atmosphere since the facility went online in October 2014.

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