The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) is Alberta’s first large-scale, commercial Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) project and will have the capacity to transport more anthropogenic CO₂ (CO₂ that originates from human activity) than any other project of its type in the world. The project represents a significant investment in a CO₂ management solution for Alberta’s industrial development. Captured CO₂ will be stored in depleted oil fields for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), kick-starting an innovative new industry of converting a waste product of the oil sands and other industries into a valuable commodity.
The ACTL project consists of CO₂ capture facilities in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland and a 240-kilometer long pipeline system capable of receiving large volumes of CO₂ and transporting them to oil fields throughout central Alberta. The first leg of the pipeline has been approved and will connect to an EOR field near Clive, Alberta. Once fully operational, the first phase of the ACTL project would capture and store more than 1.5 million tonnes of CO₂ per year.