The ACTL is the world’s largest carbon capture, utilization & storage project that exclusively addresses greenhouse gas emissions originating from human activity
CO₂ is captured from industrial sources in Alberta, preventing emissions from entering the atmosphere
The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) is a 240km pipeline that will safely transport millions of tonnes of CO₂ to oil fields in central Alberta
Captured and transported CO₂ is injected deep into oil reservoirs, allowing more oil to be produced while permanently storing the CO₂
At full capacity, the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line Project (ACTL Project) is the largest carbon capture, transportation, utilization and storage (CCUS) project in the world that exclusively uses CO₂ originating from human activity. Pioneered in Alberta, Canada, the ACTL Project is a large-scale enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and carbon sequestration initiative designed to manage CO₂ emissions from Alberta’s upgrading, refining, power generation and petrochemical operations, while simultaneously enriching the local economy.
Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) is a multi-staged, integrated process at the heart of the ACTL Project that offers meaningful environmental and economic benefits for all Albertans. CCUS represents one of the most promising solutions for combating climate change and is a powerful tool to prevent CO₂ emissions from entering the atmosphere.
Carbon dioxide (CO₂) is a naturally occurring substance comprised of carbon and oxygen, emitted through normal carbon cycles and human or industrial activities such as fertilizer manufacturing, heavy oil upgrading, refining, electricity generation and petrochemical operations.
CO₂ is captured through separation and purification processes, and then may be compressed and transported to a site where it can be used in other ways.
CO₂ is injected into carefully selected hydrocarbon reservoirs which have reached the end of their conventional productive life. Previously unrecoverable oil is ‘pushed’ to nearby producing wells by the CO₂ which ultimately extends the life of the field by decades.
Oil that had been contained in these reservoirs for 30 million years is now replaced by CO₂ that would otherwise have been vented to the atmosphere. The CO₂ will be permanently contained due to the specific geological characteristics of the oil reservoir.
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The ACTL pipeline will ship CO₂ volumes from Alberta’s Industrial Heartland north of Edmonton, to the Clive oil processing and gas compression facility site located over 200km south.