SaskPower Welcomes Worldwide Graduate Students for CCS Research

July 15, 2016

Regina's Innovation Place hosts the 10th annual IEAGHG CCS Summer School

SaskPower is proud to welcome 50 students from around the world for the 10th edition of the CCS Summer School organized by the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Programme (IEAGHG). Coming from 17 countries, the graduate and post-graduate students will visit Saskatchewan's carbon capture and storage (CCS) initiatives and use their learnings to discuss the future of the technology.

"It's an honour to have the IEAGHG celebrating the 10th anniversary of this initiative with us," said SaskPower President and CEO Mike Marsh. "We believe that carbon capture and storage technologies are part of a lower-carbon future for Saskatchewan and the world. We will continue to host the greatest minds in the field and in the process continue making CCS more efficient and applicable for power production and beyond."

From July 17 to 22, the students will experience an intensive week of work and will enjoy presentations and discussion groups led by international experts in the field of CCS. The students will also undertake research into issues of importance within CCS, with group project presentations to their peers at the end of the week.

"It is very exciting for us at IEAGHG to bring our Summer School and these international students to SaskPower and Saskatchewan, because of the world-leading Boundary Dam CCS project and the centre of expertise that is being created here," said IEAGHG Manager of CCS and Regulatory Affairs Tim Dixon. "These students will be the future decision-makers, and they will take the learnings and messages from this Summer School with them around the world."

The International CCS Knowledge Centre, an initiative of BHP Billiton and SaskPower, is a sponsor of this year's summer school. The centre, located in Regina helps to accelerate the global development and application of CCS in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by enhancing global access to the data, information and lessons learned from SaskPower's unique Boundary Dam carbon capture facility. #PowerToGrow

At a glance...

  • Saskatchewan welcomes the 10th annual IEAGHG CCS Summer School.
  • Fifty students from 17 countries are here to discuss the future of CCS technology.

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