Funded Projects

2019/20 Emissions Performance Projects

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The 2019/2020 CleanBC Industry Fund will result in approximately $12.5 million in carbon tax revenue to be re-invested in projects across the province. The following emission-reducing projects have been approved and are at various stages of development. Proponents will manage implementation subject to market conditions.

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: Funding Agreement Signed

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: Funding Agreement Signed

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: Active

Mercer Celgar Limited Partnership – Castlegar

Project Type: Process Improvement
Project Description: Mercer Celgar will upgrade the mill’s processing equipment at its Castlegar mill to improve production efficiencies and reduce the amount of natural gas needed for its recovery boiler.
Funding: $2M
Emissions Reduced: 190k tCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Funding Agreement Signed

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
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: $640k
Emissions Reduced: 21k tCO2e through 2030
Project Status: Active

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

Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. – Mount Milligan Mine

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. will replace 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: 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: Active