Regina carbon capture company sharing expertise with Japan
October 8, 2019
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Japan CCS Co., Ltd. and the International CCS Knowledge Centre have agreed to collaborate on accelerating the use and understanding of carbon capture utilization and storage (CCS/CCUS).
CCS/CCUS is recognized by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a necessary technology to meet global climate change goals under the Paris Agreement, and is an indispensable component in the portfolio of technologies required to achieve the two degree scenario.
“Saskatchewan is helping lead the world in innovative technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the world,” says Scott Moe, Premier of Saskatchewan. “The collaboration between the International CCS Knowledge Centre and Japan CCS Co. highlights Saskatchewan’s global leadership on CCUS and the impact this innovative technology can have far beyond our borders.”
Japan CCS Co., Ltd. is conducting on behalf of the Japanese government the Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project to demonstrate the viability of full-chain CCS in Japan.
“We are delighted to have a partnership with Japan CCS Co. as we work in concert to make an impact in reducing global carbon emissions with carbon capture and storage,” says Mike Monea, president and CEO, International CCS Knowledge Centre.
The International CCS Knowledge Centre will be sharing the experience and lessons-learned acquired from the construction through operation and maintenance of SaskPower’s Boundary Dam 3 CCS Facility – the world’s first commercial scale, post-combustion CCS facility on a coal-fired power plant.