The Aquistore Project
, managed by the Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC), will be integrated with the
SaskPower Boundary Dam Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project
be among the first projects in Canada to demonstrate CO2
injection, transportation, and storage in a deep saline formation, which is widely regarded
as one of the most promising techniques to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
- Demonstrate that CCS methods involving CO2 storage in a deep, saline, water-bearing geologic formation are safe, workable solutions
for reducing GHG emissions.
- Demonstrate and validate effective technologies for characterizing and monitoring carbon storage in deep saline formations that may be widely applicable.
- Assist in the development of essential connections among industries implementing or considering this technology, policy makers drafting regulations around CCS,
financial institutions trying to understand the economic implications of business within a carbon-managed environment, and the public learning about,
and living with, the technology.
The Aquistore Project will adapt existing and develop new monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) technologies to suit CO2
storage in deep saline formations
and report on the feasibility of long-term CO2
storage in these formations. As the project matures, it will serve to verify technical and economic components required for
commercialization and widespread industry acceptance of CCS.