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Carbon capture pilot launching at Husky oil site in Saskatchewan

CO2 Solutions expects to capture 15 tonnes per day of CO2 at Pikes Peak South site

Husky Energy Inc. and Quebec-based CO2 Solutions Inc. have signed a deal for a carbon capture pilot project at Husky’s Pikes Peak South heavy oil site in Saskatchewan.

Home to a thermal steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project near Lloydminster, Sask., the Pikes Peak South site will play host to a pilot that will use CO2 Solutions’ proprietary carbon capture technology installed on a once-through steam generator.

CO2 Solutions expects the pilot to capture about 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per day.

Under terms of the agreement, the pilot could translate into Husky utilizing the technology for commercial-scale carbon capture projects at its operations.

“The pilot demonstration of our technology is a significant milestone towards the commercial deployment of our technology for CO2 capture and beneficial utilization applications such as enhanced oil recovery,” CO2 Solutions president and CEO Evan Price said in a statement.

“Husky is a recognized leader in the energy industry and will provide valuable expertise to this project.”

The project will receive funding through the federal ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII) program.

Cost estimates were not made available.

Operation of the pilot unit is expected to begin in early 2015 and last through the third quarter of 2015.

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