Canada – Advantage Oil & Gas and Allardyce Bower Consulting have developed breakthrough carbon capture and storage technology.
The technology is capable of commercial profitability at a carbon price below CDN$50/tonne. The first deployment of the technology will occur at Advantage’s Glacier Gas Plant near Grande Prairie, Alberta and is expected to enter service by March 2022.
MCCS technology for decarbonization
The Modular Carbon Capture and Storage (MCCS) technology can be retrofitted to most point-source industrial emissions, including sectors that are difficult to decarbonize like power generation, blue hydrogen, LNG, oil and gas processing, and production of cement and steel. In partnership with ABC, Advantage has established Entropy, which will own the technology with the intent of deploying it widely in the global effort to decarbonize.
Entropy patents new technologies
Entropy’s MCCS designs include several key innovations from a research and development program that has been underway for several years, including collaboration with an accredited Canadian university. Entropy is seeking numerous patents on new technologies required to reduce the cost of capturing post-combustion carbon dioxide and storing it permanently. The modular technology is extremely versatile, applicable to projects as small as 8,000 tCO2e/year allowing decarbonization to occur in easily financed increments. There is no upper limit to the scalability for larger projects. MCCS recovers approximately 90% of carbon emissions.
Third-party project in British Columbia
In addition to the MCCS project at Glacier, Entropy has been contracted to design a third-party MCCS project in British Columbia. It also has been engaged to evaluate several additional projects in multiple industrial sectors in Western Canada and the United States. Entropy intends to develop and deploy MCCS projects worldwide. While exploring strategic options to expand the business, Entropy will be led by Michael Belenkie, Director, President and CEO, and Craig Blackwood, CFO, under a services agreement while retaining their existing roles at Advantage.