Funded projects

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Please note that information relating to funded projects is subject to change. This page was last updated on November 26, 2021.

2021 Emissions Performance Projects  

The list of successful projects for the 2021 funding call will be announced in early 2022. 

2020 Emissions Performance Projects

The 2020 CleanBC Industry Fund is investing approximately $33 million in carbon tax revenue in 22 emission-reduction projects, with industry and partners contributing an additional $51 million. The program supports good jobs and a cleaner economy for people and communities across B.C. The following projects have been approved and are at various stages of development.

Black Swan Energy Ltd. – Fort St. John

Project Type: Waste Heat Recovery
Project Description: Black Swan Energy will install four waste heat exchangers at its gas processing facility near Fort St. John. This project will reduce the fuel gas usage at the facility operation and improve the facility greenhouse gas efficiency.
Funding: $2M
Emissions Reduced: 81ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. – Fort St. John

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: Canadian Natural will retrofit its three facilities’ pneumatic devices to run on air instead of fuel gas.
Funding: $142k
Emissions Reduced: 38ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

City of Vancouver

Project Type: Methane Capture
Project Description: City of Vancouver will expand the current landfill gas collection capacity at the Vancouver Landfill. The work in this project will include horizontal and side slope collectors, vertical wells, header piping with condensate removal, and automated well tuning for high producing wells.
Funding: $4.28M
Emissions Reduced: 486ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp. – Fort St. John

Project Type: Renewable Energy
Project Description: ConocoPhillips Canada will replace five gas-driven pumps with five solar-electric pumps at two heritage sites near Fort St. John.
Funding: $51k
Emissions Reduced: 2ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Copper Mountain Mine Ltd. - Princeton

Project Type: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy
Project Description: Copper Mountain Mine near Princeton will pilot an electric trolley system for haul trucks to transport material from the mine to the surface processing facility. This project expanded the scope of the 2019 CIF funded Copper Mountain Electric Trolley project.
Funding: $8M
Emissions Reduced: 29.8ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Crew Energy Inc. – Fort St. John

Project Type: Waste Heat Recovery
Project Description: Crew Energy will install waste heat recovery units at its gas processing facility near Fort St. John. Each waste heat recovery unit will recover additional thermal energy to a new hot oil loop that will be installed as a part of this project.
Funding: $1.26M
Emissions Reduced: 68ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Domtar Inc. – Kamloops

Project Type: Energy Efficiency
Project Description: Domtar Inc. will replace the generation bank tubes in the #3 wood waste burning boiler at the Kamloops pulp mill. This will improve the reliability of the boiler and reduce the need to burn natural gas at the pulp mill.
Funding: $1.75M
Emissions Reduced: 25.4ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Foothills Pipe Line (South B.C.) Ltd. – Sparwood

Project Type: Methane Capture
Project Description: Foothills Pipe Lines will install new above ground small diameter piping at the TC Energy Crowsnest Compressor Station, with the objective of capturing and utilizing the natural gas that would otherwise be released to the atmosphere during planned blowdown events.
Funding: $365k
Emissions Reduced: 10.8ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

FortisBC Energy Inc. – Transmission Pipeline Network

Project Type: Methane Capture
Project Description:  FortisBC Energy will use Zero Emission Vacuum and Compression mobile compressors to reduce the atmospheric venting of natural gas during transmission pipeline maintenance activities.
Funding: $1.07M
Emissions Reduced: 22.6ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Lhoist North American of Canada, Inc. - Langley

Project Type: Energy Efficiency
Project Description: Lhoist Canada will install new insulation around the outside of Kiln 1 at the Langley facility. Retaining this insulation will result in improved fuel efficiency and a reduction in natural gas consumed.   
Funding: $70k
Emissions Reduced: 1.4ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Murphy Oil Company Ltd. – Dawson Creek

Project Type: Methane Reduction, Process Improvement
Project Description: Murphy Oil will retrofit high-bleed pneumatic devices to low-bleed pneumatic devices equivalents across numerous well sites in the Dawson Creek area.
Funding: $60k
Emissions Reduced: 8.4ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Pacific Canbriam Energy Ltd. – Fort St. John

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: Pacific Canbriam Energy will retrofit its five pneumatic devices to run on instrument air instead of fuel gas.
Funding: $24k
Emissions Reduced: 1.2ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Petronas Energy Canada Ltd. – Fort St. John

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: Petronas Energy Canada will replace 17 natural gas driven pneumatic pumps with electric pumps at its 12 compressor stations near Fort St. John.
Funding: $1.1M
Emissions Reduced: 36.5ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Petronas Energy Canada Ltd. – Fort St. John

Project Type: Energy Efficiency
Project Description: Petronas Energy Canada Ltd. will install electric boilers at its three gas plants near Fort St. John. This project will reduce heat demand on the natural gas fired boilers.
Funding: $265k
Emissions Reduced: 11ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Pretium Resources Inc. – Brucejack Gold Mine

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: Pretivm will replace 13 diesel powered haul trucks with seven electric haul trucks at the Brucejack mine. These new trucks are emission free and have self-swapping batteries.
Funding: $7.95M
Emissions Reduced: 64.4ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Teck – Fording River Operations

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: Teck will replace two diesel buses with two zero emission electric buses that will transport workers from Elkford to the Fording River mine.
Funding: $512k
Emissions Reduced: 0.9ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Teck – Greenhills Operations

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: Teck will replace two diesel buses with two zero emission electric buses that will transport workers from Elkford to the Greenhills mine.
Funding: $512k
Emissions Reduced: 0.3ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Teck – Highland Valley Copper Operations

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: Teck will replace an existing tractor trucks with a zero emission electric truck that will transport copper concentrate from the Highland Valley Copper mine to the CN Terminal in Ashcroft.
Funding: $768k
Emissions Reduced: 3.2ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Teck – Line Creek Operations

Project Type: Waste Heat Recovery
Project Description: Teck will have two improvements at its maintenance shop at the Line Creek operation: 1) install heat exchange units between the exhaust and intake air to recover waste heat from the exhaust; and 2) upgrade the fans to variable speed operation to reduce airflow during times when the air quality allows.
Funding: $325k
Emissions Reduced: 13.5ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. – Prince George

Project Type: Energy Efficiency
Project Description: Tidewater Midstream will upgrade the Prince George Refinery’s #2 Crude Heater to improve energy efficiency.
Funding: $159k
Emissions Reduced: 5.3ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Village Farms Canada Ltd. – Delta

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: Village Farms Delta operation will remove impurities and liquefy carbon dioxide extracted from gas captured at the Vancouver Landfill. This carbon dioxide will displace carbon dioxide that is currently produced by the greenhouse’s natural gas boilers.
Funding: $1.82M
Emissions Reduced: 25.9ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Windset Farms Ltd. – Delta

Project Type: Energy Efficiency
Project Description: Windset Farms will install thermal curtains at its Delta operation. Adding this insulation will result in improved energy efficiency and a reduction in natural gas consumed.
Funding: $469k
Emissions Reduced: 52.8ktCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

 

2019 Emissions Performance Projects

The 2019 CleanBC Industry Fund is investing approximately $10 million in carbon tax revenue in projects across the province over a three-year period. The following emission-reducing projects through the Emissions Performance stream have been approved and are at various stages of development or completion. Proponents will manage implementation subject to market conditions.

Centerra Gold Inc. – Mount Milligan Mine

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. will replace all diesel-powered generators with electric-powered equipment at the Philip Lake pumping station at its Mount Milligan copper and gold mine located northwest of Prince George.
Funding: $440k
Emissions Reduced: 48k tCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Complete

Copper Mountain Mining Corporation – Copper Mountain Mine

Project Type: Fuel Switching, Energy Efficiency
Project Description: Copper Mountain Mine near Princeton will pilot an electric trolley system for haul trucks to transport material from the mine to the surface processing facility. The project will help prove the technology for wider application. Four haul trucks will be upgraded to be compatible with the new trolley technology. A new laneway with an overhead electric trolley power supply will be installed in a steep section of the current mine haul road.
Funding: $2M
Emissions Reduced: 55.5k tCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Domtar Inc. – Kamloops Mill

Project Type: Process Improvement
Project Description: Domtar’s Kamloops Mill will install new equipment to more efficiently feed waste-wood like bark and sawdust from sawmills into its boilers to provide steam heat for the facility using less natural gas.
Funding: $1.3M
Emissions Reduced: 18k tCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Lafarge Canada Inc. – Richmond Cement Plant

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: Lafarge Canada and the Capital Regional District are partnering on a project to use dried biosolid waste pellets from the Victoria-area as a low carbon fuel to replace coal and natural gas used in the manufacture of clinker for the cement-making process.  
Funding: $754k
Emissions Reduced: 50k tCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Lhoist North America of Canada, Inc. – Langley

Project Type: Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Efficiency, Process Improvement
Project Description: Lhoist’s calcium quicklime facility will insulate its natural gas-fired kiln system to improve energy efficiency.
Funding: $68k
Emissions Reduced: 5k tCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Complete

Ovintiv – Cutbank Ridge Facility, Dawson Creek

Project Type: Methane Capture
Project Description: Ovintiv will retrofit gas processing equipment at its Cutbank Ridge facility near Dawson Creek to run on compressed air instead of methane, eliminating venting of the fossil fuel into the atmosphere and repurposing it into the company’s feedstock. 
Funding: $1.3M
Emissions Reduced: 11k tCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Shell Canada Energy – Groundbirch Operations

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: Shell Canada Energy will replace methane venting equipment with new technology powered by clean electricity at its Groundbirch natural gas facility located west of Dawson Creek. 
Funding: $380k
Emissions Reduced: 19k tCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Complete

Teck Resources – Trail and Elkview Operations

Project Type: Fuel Switching, Process Improvement
Project Description: Teck Resources will implement two CleanBC Industry Fund projects. The company will pilot a zero-emissions shuttle program with two electric buses for staff at its Elkview mining operation. It will also replace the burner head in its smelting furnace at its Trail operation with a more efficient model. 
Funding: $494k
Emissions Reduced: 64k tCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd – Prince George Refinery

Project Type: Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Efficiency, Process Improvement
Project Description: Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure will implement a project at its Prince George oil refinery that will increase energy efficiency by automating part of its gas flaring process.
Funding: $198k
Emissions Reduced: 13.7k tCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Veresen Midstream Limited Partnership – Steeprock Gas Plant, Dawson Creek

Project Type: Methane Capture
Project Description: Veresen Midstream will significantly reduce flaring of methane gas during normal operations at its Steeprock sour gas processing plant near Dawson Creek by installing electric vapour recovery equipment that will capture methane and repurpose it into its feedstock. 
Funding: $818k
Emissions Reduced: 26.5k tCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

West Fraser Mills Ltd. – Quesnel River Pulp Co.

Project Type: Process Improvement, Energy Efficiency
Project Description: West Fraser’s Quesnel River Pulp will install a new pressurized scrubber and reconfigure its existing heat-exchange technology to improve energy efficiency at the mill site. The direct benefit will be less natural gas usage in the processing of converting wood chips into mechanical pulp.
Funding: $1.99M
Emissions Reduced: 99k tCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

Windset Farms – Delta

Project Type: Energy Efficiency
Project Description: Windset Farms will install a retractable thermal climate screen over one of its greenhouses in Delta to trap heat in low-light conditions. The technology is anticipated to reduce natural gas use by nearly 50%. 
Funding: $355k
Emissions Reduced: 25.7k tCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Complete