Shell to build two carbon capture projects in Canada

Shell’s Canadian unit announced on Wednesday plans to construct two carbon capture and storage initiatives in Canada, aimed at curbing emissions from its operations and meeting its climate targets.

Under the project named Polaris at Scotford, Shell Canada Products aims to capture around 650,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually. Additionally, Shell will develop the Atlas Carbon Storage Hub in collaboration with ATCO EnPower.

Carbon capture technologies, pivotal in government and corporate decarbonisation strategies, are designed to trap CO2 emissions and prevent their release into the atmosphere.

Shell specified that the first phase of Atlas will involve the permanent underground storage of carbon dioxide captured by the Polaris project. Both initiatives are scheduled to commence operations by late 2028, with no financial details disclosed.

Earlier this month, Canada’s Unifor workers’ union reported that members at Shell’s Scotford refinery had applied for a strike vote in June, following the rejection of a mediator’s settlement terms related to compensation issues.

Attribution: Reuters.

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