QUEBEC—Off-site construction is underway on a carbon capture technology project that will be piloted at Husky Energy Inc.’s Pikes Peak South heavy oil site in Saskatchewan, according to the cleantech firm behind it.
CO2 Solutions Inc. said the pilot unit is being constructed in the Montreal area and will be tested there before being shipped to Husky’s heavy oil site in Saskatchewan.
Installation and commissioning at Pikes Peak South is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2015.
“This project represents the final stage in the scaling up of our technology prior to CO2 Solutions entering the commercial phase of its development,” CO2 Solutions president and CEO Evan Price said in a news release.
“We are pleased with our progress to date and are looking forward to commencing with the operational phase of the project.”
The project, which is funded in part by the federal government, is expected to run for more than 2,500 hours between startup and the anticipated end date in September 2015.
“We see considerable potential in various sectors for the commercial reuse of CO2, including in enhanced oil recovery (EOR),” Price said.
“Despite falling oil prices, oil companies continue to produce, and we believe there is a clear opportunity to market our low-cost technology to operators with existing EOR infrastructure. Upon successful completion of the project, we will be very well positioned to pursue the various commercial opportunities we have identified.”