Though carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS, or CCS) facility development remains a tiny fraction of overall emissions, projects in the pipeline took a dramatic jump in the first nine months of 2021, according to the Global CCS Institute.
October 14, 2021, 10:47 AM MDT
But for some fateful decisions made in the early days of the nuclear age, fission reactor designs may have taken an entirely different route, where meltdowns could have been avoided and the power of the atom may have spread to many other applications unsuited to today’s water-cooled reactor design virtually universally adopted.
October 12, 2021, 6 AM MDT
Nuclear power plants have long been considered to supply the ravenous heat and power needs of bitumen production. But reactors of the past never quite fit the bill.
October 12, 2021, 6 AM MDT
Scientists have moved one step closer to tapping into vast coastal undersea basalts with the potential to contain, and turn into rock, all the carbon emitted into the atmosphere since the industrial revolution began — and then some.
October 7, 2021, 12 AM MDT
If Ontario Power Generation (OPG), SaskPower and TC Energy Corporation have their way, a next generation nuclear power plant — whose developer is to be chosen this fall — will reach criticality near Toronto in seven years, followed by a fleet of four identical small modular reactors (SMRs) firing up in Saskatchewan through the 2030s.
October 6, 2021, 6 AM MDT
Despite tremendous potential to produce many high demand minerals and metals, Canada is at risk of missing the opportunity to lead in their production, to stimulate its own economy and to hasten its decarbonization, according to a mining industry executive.
September 29, 2021, 7:35 AM MDT
With the stakes higher than ever this year, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) leaned into collaborative innovation and technology development over the past year, its 25th, facilitating 186 projects throughout a 15-month period.
September 29, 2021, 10:38 AM MDT
Canada’s, and the world’s, targets to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions around mid century have a big stumbling block that is rarely talked about: mining for the massive volumes of metals and minerals needed to get there.
September 28, 2021, 6 AM MDT
Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi put the nuclear power industry on death’s door. The nuclear station meltdowns in 1986 and 2011 drove countries like Germany to wind down their nuclear sectors, while others stalled new builds and pursued other options, like renewables.
September 1, 2021, 8:45 AM MDT
Canada was the second country in the world to control a nuclear fission reaction, the first to declare the use of the atom strictly for peaceful purposes and remains among only a handful of Tier 1 nuclear powers with full spectrum nuclear capabilities in terms of meeting all stages of nuclear energy development.
August 31, 2021, 9:43 AM MDT
Gigatonnes of diversion and removal of carbon from the Earth’s atmosphere considered to be necessary to put the world economy on a trajectory to reach net-zero emissions won’t come cheap.
August 12, 2021, 12 AM MDT
A sudden interest in the empty space between subsurface rocks has created the need to place a value on the void and a means for all users to gain access to the underground repositories.
August 11, 2021, 12 AM MDT
Canada came out on top of an international survey of locations for carbon capture, utilization and storage hubs conducted by the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), positioning it well for future CCUS development even as new incentives are developed.
August 9, 2021, 6 AM MDT
Most of the flurry of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) projects announced over the past three months in Alberta have one thing in common: a large-scale ramp up in blue hydrogen production.
July 15, 2021, 8:24 AM MDT
All the moments of great turmoil in global energy in the last century pale in comparison to the events of last year, when a global pandemic crushed oil demand, sparked the largest global recession since the Second World War and set carbon emissions back to 2011 levels, said BP plc in its annual Statistical Review of World Energy.
July 8, 2021, 4:10 PM MDT
A string of announcements of new carbon capture, utilization and storage projects that could represent tens of millions of tonnes of CO2 sequestration, and tens of billions of dollars worth of investment in the years ahead, have thrown the CCUS ball back into federal and provincial lawmakers’ court.
June 29, 2021, 8:11 AM MDT
As Canada embarks on a three-month consultation process to define the provisions of a promised investment tax credit to promote CCUS — one climate policy initiative all parties appear to agree is a priority — there are plenty of examples to draw on.
June 29, 2021, 9:05 AM MDT
Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is no longer the main preserve of its birthplace in North America.
June 28, 2021, 6 AM MDT
While Canada largely rested on its CCUS laurels, multibillion-dollar carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) projects were announced from Europe to the Middle East and Asia over the past year, even as the U.S., aided by newly improved tax incentives and in some cases Canadian technology, remained the undisputed leader in both completed and planned CCUS projects.
June 24, 2021, 6 AM MDT
Virtually every scenario to get to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid century relies on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) to get there.
June 24, 2021, 6 AM MDT
A new net-zero greenhouse gas emissions world is changing the game across all segments of the economy, and leading to the creation of entirely new sectors. One sure to play a larger role in the lead up to 2050 will be carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS).
June 23, 2021, 6 AM MDT
Having largely combined operations with Seven Generations Energy Ltd. to become Canada’s largest pure-play Montney producer and sixth biggest upstream oil and gas company, ARC Resources Ltd. plans to begin development of Attachie West Phase 1 later this year.
May 28, 2021, 8:22 AM MDT
The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) first in-depth study into pathways for reducing emissions from the energy sector to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 proposes that no investments in new fossil fuel supply projects be committed beyond 2021.
May 18, 2021, 7:49 AM MDT
While the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Net Zero by 2050 roadmap published today offers a potentially existential threat to the oil and gas industry, it does posit some avenues forward for companies that can pivot to the energy sources of the rapidly changing future.
May 18, 2021, 11:36 AM MDT
Given the improvement in commodity prices and the expectation of a post-pandemic economic recovery, Pembina Pipeline Corporation said it anticipates a return to its traditional growth trajectory by 2022.
May 7, 2021, 1:39 PM MDT