Carbon capture and storage working group


Experts from the Petroleum Technology Research Centre1 (PTRC) discuss the IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. CCS Working Group members collaborate to develop this cutting-edge technology which has strong potential to reduce atmospheric carbon emissions from large point sources. (Photo credit: PTRC)

Engineers looking at Carbon Capture and Storage Equipment.  Caption below.

Both Canada and the United States recognize carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a key technology available to significantly mitigate GHG emissions from large-scale fossil fuel usage.  This includes in key sectors of the Canadian economy such as thermal electricity generation and oil sands processing.

Canada and the United States have both made significant investments in CCS technologies and together lead the world in the deployment of large-scale demonstration projects and in research and development of next generation technologies. 

The Carbon Capture and Storage Working Group (CCSWG) will facilitate dialogue and collaborative efforts for improving framework conditions to enable the development and deployment of CCS in Canada and the United States.

Action Plan II (2012-2014)

Under Action Plan II of the CED, the CCSWG will continue to focus on CCS initiatives, including the use of CO2 as a valuable asset for enhanced oil recovery.  It will build on the initiatives from the first phase to further progress on the development and deployment of CCS in the United States and Canada.   Work under Action Plan II will include:

  1. Technical collaboration on research, development and demonstration
  2. Dialogue on CCS policies and practices
  3. Sharing of best practices on CCS communications and public engagement

Initiatives carried out under Action Plan II

  1. Basal Cambrian Saline Formation CO2 Storage Project
  2. Next Generation CCS Technologies
  3. North American Carbon Storage Atlas
  4. Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration on Ensuring the Integrity of Permanent CO2 Storage
  5. The International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project
  6. The Binational Conference on CCS

Action Plan I (2009-2011)

The activities laid out in the first CED Action Plan provided the initial building blocks to enhance collaboration on CCS as well as to contributed to the overall objectives of the Dialogue.

  1. North American Carbon Storage Atlas
  2. Next Generation CCS Technologies
  3. CO2 Injection and Storage Testing
  4. Collaboration on Large Scale CCS Demonstrations
  5. Strategies for Public Engagement
  6. Working towards Compatible Rules, Standards, and Practices
  7. The Binational Conference on CCS

 


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