Enbridge has been granted the right to advance the Alberta Carbon Hub

Published on: 31 March 2022
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Enbridge will conduct evaluations and testing in the Wabamun area west of Edmonton to ensure the safe and permanent sequestration of carbon.

The Alberta government announced that Enbridge has been granted the right to develop a carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration hub west of Edmonton, Alberta. Enbridge is creating the Open Access Wabamun Carbon Hub (the Hub) to help project partners Capital Power Corporation (Capital Power) and Lehigh Cement, a division of Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited, advance near-term carbon capture projects (Lehigh Cement).

"We are excited to take this next step in developing the Open Access Wabamun Carbon Hub in Alberta,"

said Enbridge Executive Vice President and President, Liquids Pipelines Colin Gruending.

"We applaud the Alberta government for moving quickly to establish a world-class carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) industry in the province. We are excited to collaborate with project partners Capital Power and Lehigh Cement, as well as our local Indigenous partners, to advance the Hub, create jobs and economic growth, and assist Alberta and Canada in meeting emissions reduction targets."

With phased in-service dates beginning as early as 2025, the Hub and associated carbon capture projects being advanced by Capital Power and Lehigh Cement represent an opportunity to avoid nearly 4 million tonnes of atmospheric CO2 emissions. Once completed, the Hub will be one of the world's largest integrated CCS projects, and it will be scalable to meet the needs of other nearby industrial emitters.

The Hub's carbon transportation and sequestration facilities will be co-developed and eventually co-owned by local Indigenous partners, including the Lac Ste. Anne Métis Community and the First Nations Capital Investment Partnership (Alexander First Nation, Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Enoch Cree Nation, and Paul First Nation).

Source: Enbridge news

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