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Shell eyes Canadian CCS and hydrogen project

Proposal follows successful deployment of a pilot project known as Quest CCS

Shell has proposed building a large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at its Scotford refinery and chemicals plant in Alberta, Canada. The proposal follows the successful deployment of a pilot project known as Quest CCS, which has captured and stored 6mn t CO₂ since 2015 from the Scotford upgrader, which sits next to the refinery. The initial phase of the new project—known as Polaris—would capture and store approximately 750,000t/yr CO₂ from the wider refinery and chemicals plant, reducing Shell’s scope one and two emissions by nearly 40pc from the refinery and nearly 30pc from the chemicals plant. “Polaris CCS will create new jobs, support our local economy, enhanc



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