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PTRC receives Carbon Storage Award at national conference

Aquistore is about to reach the milestone of 600,000 tonnes of stored CO2.
From left, Dustin Zmentana from the provincial government's Trade and Export ministry, Brittney Musleh, business development officer from the PTRC, Ran Narayanasamy, CEO of the PTRC, Norm Sacuta and Randy Brunet, MLT Aikens and chairman of the PTRC Board.

EDMONTON - The Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) was awarded the Carbon Storage Award during the Carbon Capture Canada Conference in Edmonton on Sept. 13. 

The award was presented at a gala awards ceremony, in recognition for the PTRC's work on the Aquistore deep saline storage project.

"PTRC is thankful for the acknowledgement of the importance of this pioneering project, with thanks to all our partners in demonstrating the safety and security of long-term geological storage of CO2 from SaskPower's Boundary Dam [carbon] capture [and storage] facility," the PTRC said in a news release.

The PTRC thanked the Government of Saskatchewan and Innovation Saskatchewan's continuing support of its world-leading CCS initiatives, and the commitment of its many research and development partners, universities and SaskPower employees that make Aquistore a project that is globally sought after for its data, expertise and knowledge.

"I am so proud of this award," said Ranjith Narayanasamy, the CEO and president of the PTRC. "Aquistore has been a bell-weather project for years, demonstrating that CO2 can be safely and efficiently stored in a deep saline aquifer, thus reducing emissions from a coal-fired power station, but also demonstrating that safe and effective storage can assist many different industries, from steel to cement to power generation and refining. 

"I am so proud of my staff and our ongoing sponsors like SaskPower, Innovation Saskatchewan, the Government of Saskatchewan, and countless industry and academic partners."

The PTRC added that Aquistore is about to reach the milestone of 600,000 tonnes of stored CO2.

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