Alberta’s government has selected Heartland Generation to evaluate carbon sequestration as part of the company’s Battle River Carbon Hub (BRCH) project.

The BRCH project proposes using existing infrastructure at Heartland Generation’s Battle River Generating Station to integrate hydrogen production and CCS. An open-access carbon sequestration hub next to the plant would capture and sequester carbon emissions from Heartland Generation and other industrial sources in the region, the company says.

This is the second recent announcement regarding the BRCH project. In July, Heartland Generation was awarded C$5 million ($3.64 million) in funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta’s Carbon Capture Kickstart Program. This funding would be used to evaluate the feasibility of converting the natural-gas fired Battle River station to 100% hydrogen, a feat Heartland Generation says would be a first for Canada.  

Source: Heartland Generation

The 540 MW Battle River Generating Station transitioned from coal to natural gas in 2021.

Canada is aiming for a net-zero electric grid by 2035.

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