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Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

Speaker:
Max Ball
SaskPower

Date:
Feburary 19, 2014 at 10:00am
Ben Bandy Conference Center
UK Center for Applied Energy Research

Abstract:

SaskPower's Boundary Dam Integrated CCS Demonstration will be the world's first full application of Post Combustion Carbon Capture to a coal fired power generating unit. An avalanche of learnings will come with start-up of this unit later in 2014. SaskPower 's Carbon Capture Test Facility, now under construction at Shand Power Station, will add another dimension to the operating experience beginning in 2015. Knowledge coming from these initiatives will pave the way for a second generation of clean coal projects.

This presentation will discuss the pathway SaskPower has taken in developing these projects. Research and development efforts planned to support future developments will also be discussed.

The Speaker:

Max Ball, P. Eng. - Manager, Clean Coal Technologies

Max Ball leads SaskPower's Shand Carbon Capture Test Facility (SCCTF) development team, a group that is building a unique platform for international clients to test new and emerging systems that capture carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired thermal facilities.

Max previously led the team that created the conceptual design and preliminary business case for building the world's first commercial-scale, coal-fired power plant fully integrated with CCS: the Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project. This project is expected to be in commercial operation April 1, 2014.

Max holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and has over 35 years of experience in the planning, design, construction and operation of generating facilities for SaskPower. Prior to undertaking management of the SCCTF Project, he managed SaskPower's supply planning.