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WATCH: Keyera's vision for the Heartland
Listen to our President & CEO, Dean Setoguchi, discuss how we plan to leverage Keyera's pipeline infrastructure, and nearly 1,300 acres of undeveloped land in the Heartland region for a low-carbon hub that will position us as a significant player in Alberta’s energy future and the province as a globally competitive player.
Our clean energy future starts here
Our undeveloped land in Alberta's Industrial Heartland is where the energy industry will join forces to make Alberta a globally competitive clean energy provider. These lands are the cornerstone for a low-carbon hub that will advance the energy transition as demand for clean energy grows.
It’s our opinion that a sustainable energy future will not be realized in isolation — it depends on collaboration and the broader benefits that come from partnerships founded on complementary strengths. Our business is built on finding the most efficient solutions to satisfy the needs and best interests of our customers, industry, stakeholders, and broader society.
Mutually beneficial collaboration is essential for innovative solutions, generating efficiencies, and contributing to a competitive, high performing low-carbon economy. This collaborative approach has resulted in the creation of innovative commercial relationships with large industry partners, alliances with local businesses, and relationships with diverse groups, both within the industry and beyond.
In 2020, we entered into a solar power purchase agreement to source approximately 10 percent of our power needs from a new 25-megawatt solar generation facility near Drumheller, Alberta. The facility achieved commercial operation in March 2023.
Clean Energy Terminal
Keyera and CN are evaluating the creation of a specialized clean energy terminal in Alberta's Industrial Heartland. The new infrastructure would aggregate conventional and clean energy from multiple sources to support transportation of Alberta's diverse energy products and further strengthen the development of Canada's green energy future.
Keyera and Shell are exploring opportunities to build a future open access gathering and distribution network to transport captured CO2 from Keyera and other operations in the region to Shell's proposed Polaris Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) hub for safe, reliable, and economic storage.
Grande Prairie Net Zero Gateway
Keyera is pleased to be working with the Government of Alberta to further evaluate development of an environmentally safe carbon storage hub.
Keyera is partnering with NorthRiver Midstream (NorthRiver) and Entropy Inc. on this initiative. NorthRiver and Keyera are both leaders in responsible and safe execution of major infrastructure projects, with the experience required to develop a world-scale carbon sequestration hub that would enable low-carbon development of Alberta's natural resources and unlock the value of clean fuels production in northern Alberta. Entrophy is an organization that specializes in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
A PROVEN TECHNOLOGY
Carbon capture and storage is a proven technology that has been deployed around the world for more than 45 years. It is being used to reduce emissions in sectors ranging from cement to steel.
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) involves leveraging technologies that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industrial processes and stores it safely underground.
CO2 is a greenhouse gas that is produced from many different sectors such as transportation, agriculture, energy and more. It is linked to global climate change and removing it from the atmosphere can help slow climate change.
- Capture: CO2 is separated from other emissions produced in industrial operations by a variety of means including chemical or physical processes. One of the more common processes is an amine-based CO2 absorption system, which use organic compounds called amines that are derived from ammonia to separate the CO2.
- Transport: A high concentration of CO2 is required, around 95 per cent purity, so that it can be compressed and transported by pipeline or truck to a designated storage location.
- Storage: The CO2 is injected into geological (rock) formations deep underground for permanent and safe storage. Currently, the Government of Alberta will only grant permission for CO2 storage within crown land.
- Monitoring: Storage sites are subject to stringent government regulations and are continually monitored – above and below ground – to ensure they comply to the highest safety standards.
Storage sites include depleted oil and gas reservoirs and saline aquifers (permeable rock formations that contain groundwater that is too salty to be used for drinking). Typically, the carbon is stored one kilometre or more underground below an impermeable cap rock where it can be contained with the least risk of migration.
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