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Startec refrigeration tech going into ACTL

Startec has been commissioned to provide refrigeration technology to the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line project that will liquefy CO2 from a fertilizer plant near Redwater, Alta.


October 11, 2011
by PLANTS STAFF

CALGARY: Startec has been commissioned to provide refrigeration technology to the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) – the province’s first major carbon capture storage (CSS) program – that will liquefy CO2 from a fertilizer plant near Redwater, Alta.

The Calgary-based company specializing in refrigeration, compression and processing solutions, said the CO2 from the un-named plant will go through centrifugal compressors and then to a Startec refrigeration unit where it will be liquefied for pumping into the ACTL.

The 240-kilometre pipeline will transport CO2 to conventional oil recovery projects throughout central Alberta where it will be injected into oil reservoirs allowing tough-to-extract oil to flow more freely.

The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) by Calgary-based Enhance Energy Inc. is the world’s largest carbon-capture and storage project.

It’s capable of gathering CO2 from several sources in Alberta’s industrial heartland and transporting it to existing, mature oil fields throughout South-Central Alberta.

At full capacity, the 240-kilometre pipeline gathers, compresses and stores up to 14.6 million tonnes of CO2 per year, the equivalent 2.6 million cars taken off the road annually.