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SUMMARY

If successful, the plant's capacity could be scaled up to 100,000 mt/yr.

By Joseph Murphy

Vancouver-based Teck Resources announced on June 27 it planned to establish a pilot carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) project at its Trail Operations metallurgical complex in the south of British Columbia, Canada.

The pilot plant will capture CO2 from flue gas at an acid plant, initially at a rate of 3 metric tons/day. If the project proves successful, capacity could be scaled up to 100,000 mt annually.

Teck said the pilot project supported its climate strategy, which calls for a 33% reduction in the carbon intensity of its operations by 2030, and net-zero emissions by 2050. A feasibility study for the project was supported by the CleanBC Industry Fund.

“This carbon capture pilot is an important step towards our knowledge building for the application of CCUS as an emissions reduction solution, as we work to evaluate pathways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across our operations and achieve our net-zero goal,” said Don Lindsay, Teck's president and CEO. “The pilot also provides us with a technical platform to assist our steelmaking coal customers in materially reducing the carbon intensity of their steel production.”