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Fort Nelson Carbon Capture and Storage Project

Nominators: Canada (lead) and United States

Recognized by the CSLF at its London Ministerial meeting in October 2009, this is a large-scale project in northeastern British Columbia, Canada, which will permanently sequester approximately two million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year from a large natural gas processing plant into deep saline formations of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB). Goals of the project are to verify and validate the technical and economic feasibility of using brine-saturated carbonate formations for large-scale CO2 injection and demonstrate that robust monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) of a brine-saturated CO2 sequestration project can be conducted cost-effectively. The project will also develop appropriate tenure, regulations, and MVA technologies to support the implementation of future large-scale sour CO2 injection into saline-filled deep carbonate reservoirs in the northeast British Columbia area of the WCSB.


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