Posted by Daniel Gleeson on June 28, 2022
Teck Resources has announced a carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) pilot project at its Trail Operations metallurgical complex in southern British Columbia, Canada, in support of its Net-Zero Climate strategy. Exchange.
The CCUS pilot is expected to enter service in the second half of 2023 and is expected to contribute to the company’s goal of reducing the carbon intensity of its operations by 33% by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050 .
“This carbon capture pilot project is an important step towards building our knowledge for the application of carbon capture, utilization and storage as an emissions reduction solution, as we work to assess ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across our operations and achieve our net zero goal,” said Don Lindsay, President and CEO. “The pilot also provides us with a technical platform to help our steelmaking coal customers significantly reduce the carbon intensity of their steel production.”
The pilot plant will capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Trail Operations acid plant flue gases at a rate of 3 tpd. The pilot project will also evaluate options for using and/or storing CO2 captured at Trail Operations, Teck said.
If successful, the project could be expanded to an industrial CCUS plant with the potential to capture over 100,000 t/yr of CO2 at Trail Operations, equivalent emissions from over 20,000 cars.
Teck acknowledged the support of the CleanBC Industry Fund for its financial contribution to the CCUS pilot plant feasibility study, which was an important step in advancing the pilot project. The CleanBC Industry Fund highlights alignment between industry and government to meet Canada’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050, he said.