Re: EMTF Breakfast Presentation
May 1st, 2019, 7am
3330 Fairlight Drive
The Potential for Early Adoption of Bio-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage in Saskatchewan
Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is an industrial process for the production of electricity from combustion of biomass fuel with the capture and permanent isolation of carbon dioxide from the biosphere in geological formations.
Saskatchewan is well positioned for early adoption of BECCS based on commercial scale experience with the application of carbon capture technology to the unit 3 coal-fired power plant at Boundary Dam, the potential for supply of biomass fuel, and the vast geological storage capacity for captured carbon dioxide.
Successful deployment of BECCS in Saskatchewan could provide the foundation for wide-scale adoption in Canada and internationally and would contribute to the growth and diversification of the provincial economy.
Deployment of BECCS in Saskatchewan requires an innovative and cooperative solution among levels of government, industry and the research community to overcome the remaining technical and economic challenges.
Dr. David Maenz received his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan and has held several academic positions prior to co-founding MCN BioProducts in 2001. He is the inventor/co-inventor of 7 patents, as well as the author of 33 scientific papers and 2 book chapters. Dr. Maenz is retired from business interests and lives in Saskatoon.
7:00am – 7:15am – Arrive & register
7:15am – 7:50am – Breakfast, introductions, current events, open discussion
7:50am – 8:30am – Presentation
8:30am – 8:40am – Q & A
Martin Boucher (EMTF Saskatoon presentation comittee).