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Flare gas-to-power plant generated 8,200 tonnes of CO2e in 2013

Genalta Power said plant in northwestern Alberta generated 8,208 tonnes of carbon dioxide offsets over course of last year



Genalta Power's Cadotte Peace River Power Generating Facility diverts flare gas and turns it into electricity. PHOTO Husky Energy

Genalta Power’s Cadotte Peace River Power Generating Facility diverts flare gas and turns it into electricity. PHOTO Husky Energy

CALGARY—Utility company Genalta Power Inc. said one of its waste fuel projects in Alberta generated the equivalent of more than 8,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide offsets over the course of last year.

According to the Calgary-based company, its Cadotte Peace River Power Generating Facility, a project that converts waste gas from Husky Energy Inc.’s oilsands site near Peace River, Alta., into electricity, generated 8,208 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent offsets in 2013.

The three-megawatt project diverts approximately 680 gigajoules of unprocessed sour gas away from flare each day, and is the first flare gas-to-power application in Alberta to earn offset credits.

“We are very proud to be the first flare gas-to-power application to earn … offset credits (in Alberta),” Genalta CEO Drew Shaw said in a statement.

“By quantifying the offsets generated by Cadotte, we are not only realizing actual environmental benefits, but also increasing project revenues. We hope to duplicate this success in all other flare gas to power initiatives across Alberta.”

Power generated at the northwestern Alberta project is sold into the local grid.

the facility is expected to reduce emissions by approximately 240,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent over its lifetime.

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