Funded projects

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Please note that information relating to funded projects is subject to change. This page was last updated on September 15, 2022.

Emissions Performance Projects  

The Emissions Performance funded projects use commercially available technologies to reduce industrial emissions.

 

The 2021 CleanBC Industry Fund is investing $83.5 million in 32 emission-reduction projects, with industry and partners making an additional contribution of nearly $104 million. The program supports good jobs and a cleaner economy for people and communities across B.C. The following emissions-reducing projects have been approved and are at various stages of development.

ARC Resources Ltd. – Dawson Creek, B.C. 

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: ARC Resources will connect their Dawson Creek Processing Plant to the low-carbon BC Hydro electric grid, replacing four onsite natural gas turbine generators that will be retired.
Funding: $13.66M  
Emissions Reduced: 1million tCO2e through 2031 

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. – Northeast B.C.

Project Type: Fuel Switching, Process Improvement
Project Description: Canadian Natural Resources will replace 254 wellsite pneumatic methanol pumps with electric pumps operated by solar energy. 
Funding: $2.07M
Emissions Reduced: 298,913 tCO2e through 2031

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. – Fort St. John, B.C.

Project Type: Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Efficiency
Project Description: Canadian Natural Resources will install heat exchangers on each of the two condensate trains at their Fort St. John gas processing facility to transfer the excess heat from the hot outlet condensate to the cold inlet condensate. This will recover waste heat, reducing fuel gas consumption and making the process more energy efficient. 
Funding: $282,781
Emissions Reduced: 6,336 tCO2e through 2031

Canlin Energy Corp. – Fort St. John and Fort Nelson, B.C. 

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: Canlin Energy will replace four natural gas compressor drivers and associated equipment with electric alternatives at four compressor stations located near Fort St. John and Fort Nelson. 
Funding: $1.57M
Emissions Reduced: 90,587 tCO2e through 2031 

Canlin Energy Corp. – Fort St. John, B.C. 

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: Canlin Energy will replace 21 wellsite pneumatic methanol pumps with electric pumps operated by solar energy near Fort St. John. 
Funding: $119,186    
Emissions Reduced: 12,584 tCO2e through 2031  

Catalyst Paper Corp. – Port Alberni, B.C.

Project Type: Process Improvement
Project Description: Catalyst Paper Port Alberni Division will install a new auxiliary hog wood waste feed system at its pulp and paper mill, improving the reliability of biomass fuel supply to the main onsite steam boiler and reducing natural gas use.
Funding: $323,100
Emissions Reduced: 24,490 tCO2e through 2031

Catalyst Paper Corp. – Crofton, B.C.

Project Type: Process Improvement
Project Description: Catalyst Paper Crofton Division will reduce steam use by improving the efficiency of black liquor evaporation process at its pulp and paper mill. This will reduce natural gas use in the onsite steam boilers. 
Funding: $5.85M
Emissions Reduced: 289,393 tCO2e through 2031

Catalyst Paper Corp. – Port Alberni, B.C.

Project Type: Process Improvement
Project Description: This project will replace the drum and inner roll on a bark press at the facility. This optimizes the wood waste press system and reduces the amount of natural gas required to burn higher moisture hog.
Funding: $258,500
Emissions Reduced: 1,361 tCO2e through 2031

CertainTeed Canada Inc. – Delta, B.C.  

Project Type: Waste Heat Recovery 
Project Description: CertainTeed Gypsum will install a heat exchanger on a gypsum board dryer at their Vancouver manufacturing site. This will recover currently wasted heat and reduce the natural gas consumption of drying process.  
Funding: $1.40M 
Emissions Reduced: 25,565 tCO2e through 2031   

City of Vancouver – Vancouver Landfill, Delta, B.C.

Project Type: Methane Capture
Project Description: City of Vancouver will install additional landfill gas capture infrastructure to increase the amount of methane captured from the landfill and reduce fugitive emissions.  The City is considering possible end uses for the captured gas, which may include selling it for use as renewable natural gas.
Funding: $1.47M
Emissions Reduced: 87,949 tCO2e through 2031

ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp. – Northeast B.C.

Project Type: Process Improvement
Project Description: ConocoPhillips Canada will capture and recover waste gas flare gas from the completion flowback processes at an average of nearly 50 wells annually in northeast B.C. through 2031 by utilizing pressurized gas storage and compression technology. 
Funding: $764,183
Emissions Reduced: 70,228 tCO2e through 2031

Crew Energy Inc. – Northeast B.C.

Project Type: Methane Capture
Project Description: Crew Energy will utilize a higher efficiency compressor to convert an existing natural gas-fired model at their Wilder Sweet Gas Plant in northeast B.C., reducing natural gas use.
Funding: $103,308
Emissions Reduced: 2,464 tCO2e through 2031

Howe Sound Pulp & Paper Corp. – Port Mellon, B.C.

Project Type: Process Improvement
Project Description: Howe Sound Pulp & Paper will upgrade the existing bottom sand hopper of their biomass boiler at its Port Mellon pulp and paper mill to reduce maintenance, reduce natural gas consumption, and increase the facility’s capacity to consume waste biomass fuels. 
Funding: $384,000
Emissions Reduced: 50,630 tCO2e through 2031

Howe Sound Pulp & Paper Corp. – Port Mellon, B.C.

Project Type: Process Improvement
Project Description: Howe Sound Pulp & Paper will upgrade an existing system that captures and re-cycles lime kiln dust to increase efficiency and lower natural gas consumption.
Funding: $549,500
Emissions Reduced: 40,153 tCO2e through 2031

Kruger Products L.P – New Westminster, B.C.

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: The project will replace propane powered lift trucks with electric trucks at Kruger Products L.P. in Queensborough.
Funding: $43,750
Emissions Reduced: 1,803 tCO2e through 2031

Mercer Celgar Ltd. – Castlegar, B.C.

Project Type: Process Improvement
Project Description: Mercer Celgar will improve operational reliability and efficiency by increasing biomass fuel storage at their Castlegar pulp mill, which will decrease the use of natural gas in the onsite boilers after process interruptions.
Funding: $5M  
Emissions Reduced: 151,959 tCO2e through 2031

Nanaimo Forest Products Ltd. – Nanaimo, B.C.

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: Nanaimo Forest Products will install processing, control, and dust collection upgrades to their biomass boiler system at their Harmac Pacific pulp mill in Nanaimo to significantly lower natural gas consumption.
Funding: $12M
Emissions Reduced: 296,978 tCO2e through 2031

Nanaimo Forest Products Ltd. – Nanaimo, B.C.

Project Type: Waste Heat Recovery
Project Description: Nanaimo Forest Products will install upgrades to their largest pulp dryer and building heating and ventilation systems to recover waste heat and lower natural gas consumption at their Harmac Pacific pulp mill in Nanaimo.
Funding: $616,783
Emissions Reduced: 22,903 tCO2e through 2031

Newcrest Red Chris Mining Ltd. – Northwest B.C.

Project Type: Fuel Switching  
Project Description: Newcrest Red Chris mine will connect to the BC Hydro electricity grid, allowing them to disconnect a diesel generator that currently powers four water pumps, and electrify a separate diesel-powered water pump to reduce fossil fuel consumption at the mine.
Funding: $448,243
Emissions Reduced: 9,846 tCO2e through 2031   

NorthRiver Midstream Inc. – Dawson Creek, B.C.

Project Type: Electrification
Project Description: NorthRiver Midstream will connect their Dawson Processing Facility to the low-carbon BC Hydro electrical grid to replace onsite natural gas generation.
Funding: $7.5M
Emissions Reduced: 690,797 tCO2e through 2031

NorthRiver Midstream Inc. – Dawson Creek, B.C.

Project Type: Waste Heat Recovery
Project Description: NorthRiver Midstream will install a waste heat recovery system at their Highway Processing Facility to reduce natural gas use in the heat medium system.
Funding: $1M
Emissions Reduced: 72,172 tCO2e through 2031

NorthRiver Midstream Inc. – Fort St. John, B.C.

Project Type: Carbon Sequestration
Project Description: NorthRiver Midstream will install a carbon and acid gas compression and injection system at their McMahon gas plant near Fort St. John to permanently store CO2 rich acid gas in a subsurface reservoir.
Funding: $10M
Emissions Reduced: 1.09 million tCO2e through 2031

NorthRiver Midstream Inc. – Northeast B.C.

Project Type: Waste Heat Recovery
Project Description: The project will install a system comprised of 15 waste heat recovery units and five diverter valves to capture heat from drivers during unplanned outages and planned maintenance. The installation will reduce the annual overall emissions at the Jedney Facility by exchanging heat from the engine exhausts with the process.
Funding: $6.43M
Emissions Reduced: 174,299 tCO2e through 2031

Ovintiv Canada ULC – Northeast B.C.

Project Type: Energy Efficiency, Process Improvement
Project Description: The project will upgrade four Waukesha compressor engines across compression stations in northeast B.C. to new high-efficiency units. This will reduce the amount of methane leakage and fuel consumed by the older series engines.
Funding: $1.8M
Emissions Reduced: 39,233 tCO2e through 2031

Ovintiv Canada ULC – Northeast B.C.

Project Type: Energy Efficiency, Process Improvement
Project Description: The project will upgrade approximately 78 compressors with more efficient valves across 20 gas processing facilities in northeast BC. This will reduce the energy required and fuel needed to continuously run these compressors.
Funding: $2.43M
Emissions Reduced: 73,261 tCO2e through 2031

Petronas Energy Canada Ltd. – Fort St. John, B.C.

Project Type: Process Improvement
Project Description: Petronas will install a vapour recovery unit at a gas processing plant in the Fort St. John area to capture natural gas currently flared and vented to atmosphere and utilize it in the production process.
Funding: $482,320
Emissions Reduced: 11,497 tCO2e through 2031

Petronas Energy Canada Ltd. – Northeast B.C.

Project Type: Energy Efficiency, Process Improvement
Project Description: The project will eliminate venting of methane used to operate facility equipment by installing a new instrument air compression system. The air compressor will be run by a set of new 25 kilowatt (kW) generators. The small generators will allow the facility to shut down a set of larger 75kW generators. More efficient generator use will reduce fuel consumption and eliminate methane venting.
Funding: $240,808
Emissions Reduced: 6,549 tCO2e through 2031

Skookumchuck Pulp Inc. –  Skookumchuck, B.C.

Project Type: Process Improvement
Project Description: Skookumchuck Pulp will modify their mill’s hog feeding system by improving the conveyor belt system, increasing reliability and reducing natural gas use in their onsite boiler. 
Funding: $843,500
Emissions Reduced: 59,875 tCO2e through 2031

Storm Resources Ltd. – Fort St. John, B.C.

Project Type: Waste Heat Recovery  
Project Description: Storm Resources’ Nig Creek Gas plant will install a heat exchanger to recover waste heat energy from compressor exhaust. The recovered heat will be used to pre-heat the hot oil system and reduce natural gas combustion.
Funding: $652,500
Emissions Reduced: 12,176 tCO2e through 2031     

Tourmaline Oil Corp. – Northeast B.C.

Project Type: Methane Capture
Project Description: Tourmaline Oil Corporation will connect vented gas capture units on 35 compressors at various processing and compressing stations, recovering natural gas currently vented to the atmosphere.
Funding: $1.51M
Emissions Reduced: 152,488 tCO2e through 2031

Tourmaline Oil Corp. – Northeast B.C.

Project Type: Methane Capture
Project Description: Tourmaline Oil Corporation will replace 222 pneumatic drive actuators with electric drive equivalents, eliminating vented natural gas to the atmosphere.
Funding: $1.03M
Emissions Reduced: 44,596 tCO2e through 2031

Tourmaline Oil Corp. – Northeast B.C.

Project Type: Waste Heat Recovery
Project Description:
Tourmaline Oil Corporation will install five waste-heat exchangers on compressors within their natural gas processing facility. These new waste-heat exchangers are expected to meet the heat demand for the facility, replacing a natural gas fired boiler as the primary heating source for the operation. This will reduce the amount of natural gas necessary for heating and increase the energy efficiency of the facility.
Funding: $2.65M
Emissions Reduced: 64,314 tCO2e through 2031

 

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 $54 million. The following emission-reducing projects have been approved and are at various stages of development or completion.

Black Swan Energy Ltd. – Fort St. John, B.C.

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: 81,002 tCO2e through 2030

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. – Fort St. John, B.C.

Project Type: Fuel Switching
Project Description: Canadian Natural will retrofit its three facilities’ pneumatic devices to run on air instead of fuel gas.
Funding: $142,750
Emissions Reduced: 38,056 tCO2e through 2030

City of Vancouver – Mainland/Southwest Region

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: 485,967 tCO2e through 2030

ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp. – Fort St. John, B.C.

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: $51,633
Emissions Reduced: 1,597 tCO2e through 2030

Copper Mountain Mine Ltd. – Princeton, B.C.

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: 29,793 tCO2e through 2030

Crew Energy Inc. – Fort St. John, B.C.

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: 68,047 tCO2e through 2030

Domtar Inc. – Kamloops, B.C.

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: 26,935 tCO2e through 2030

Foothills Pipe Lines (South B.C.) Ltd. – Sparwood, B.C.

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$364,740
Emissions Reduced: 10,081 tCO2e through 2030

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: 20,378 tCO2e through 2030

Lhoist North American of Canada, Inc. – Langley, B.C.

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: $70,000
Emissions Reduced: 1,428 tCO2e through 2030

Murphy Oil Company Ltd. – Dawson Creek, B.C.

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: $51,710
Emissions Reduced: 5,980 tCO2e through 2030

Pacific Canbriam Energy Ltd. – Fort St. John, B.C.

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: $23,871
Emissions Reduced: 1,310 tCO2e through 2030

Petronas Energy Canada Ltd. – Fort St. John, B.C.

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: $526,161
Emissions Reduced: 36,567 tCO2e through 2030

Petronas Energy Canada Ltd. – Fort St. John, B.C.

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: $265,029
Emissions Reduced: 10,645 tCO2e through 2030

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: 64,481 tCO2e through 2030

Teck Resources – 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: $512,137 
Emissions Reduced: 868 tCO2e through 2030

Teck Resources – 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: $512,137
Emissions Reduced: 338 tCO2e through 2030

Teck Resources – 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: $768,670
Emissions Reduced: 3,243 tCO2e through 2030

Teck Resources – 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: $325,000
Emissions Reduced: 13,450 tCO2e through 2030

Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. – Prince George, B.C.

Project Type: Energy Efficiency
Project Description: Tidewater Midstream will upgrade the Prince George Refinery’s #2 Crude Heater to improve energy efficiency.
Funding: $159,588
Emissions Reduced: 5,397 tCO2e through 2030

Village Farms Canada Ltd. – Delta, B.C.

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: 25,948 tCO2e through 2030

Windset Farms Ltd. – Delta, B.C.

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: $469,032 
Emissions Reduced: 52,800 tCO2e through 2030

 

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 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: $439,441
Emissions Reduced: 47,763 tCO2e through 2030

Copper Mountain Mine Ltd. – Thompson-Okanagan Region

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: 54,063 tCO2e through 2030

Domtar Inc. – Kamloops, B.C.

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: 18,199 tCO2e through 2030

Lafarge Canada Inc. – Richmond, B.C.

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: $753,500
Emissions Reduced: 46,520 tCO2e through 2030

Lhoist North America of Canada, Inc. – Langley, B.C.

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: $67,605
Emissions Reduced: 4,730 tCO2e through 2030

Ovintiv – Dawson Creek, B.C.

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: 10,709 tCO2e through 2030

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: $375,387
Emissions Reduced: 19,419 tCO2e through 2030

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: $434,823
Emissions Reduced: 61,248 tCO2e through 2030

Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd – Prince George, B.C.

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: $197,995
Emissions Reduced: 13,661 tCO2e through 2030

Veresen Midstream LP – Dawson Creek, B.C.

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: $817,839
Emissions Reduced: 26,509 tCO2e through 2030

West Fraser Mills Ltd. – Quesnel, B.C.

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: $1.53M 
Emissions Reduced: 95,367 tCO2e through 2030

Windset Farms – Delta, B.C.

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: $353,933
Emissions Reduced: 24,480 tCO2e through 2030

 

Innovation Accelerator Projects

Innovation Accelerator Projects involve the demonstration, pilot or trial of clean technologies or processes with the potential to reduce emissions for industry in B.C.

 

The Province is investing $8.6 million to support projects that use earlier-stage clean technologies to demonstrate, pilot and trial innovative solutions for industry emissions problems. The following projects have been approved and are at various stages of development.

ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp. – Northeast B.C.

Project Name: Continuous Methane Detection and Measurement
Project Description: The project will pilot and refine a real-time and continuous methane emission detection, measurement, and monitoring solution at production facilities operated by ConocoPhillips Canada. This leak detection improves on the current practice of conducting methane fugitive surveys one to three times a year in person, allowing for enhanced ability to detect and reduce fugitive methane emissions.
Funding: $270,946

FortisBC Energy Inc – Lower Mainland 

Project Name: Burrard Terminal Hazer Methane Pyrolysis Hydrogen Production
Project Description: Commercial Demonstration Project - Phase 1 
The project will see FortisBC working with tech company Hazer at Suncor’s Burrard terminal to pilot an innovative methane pyrolysis technology that will produce zero-carbon emission hydrogen. The process will store the carbon by-product as solid synthetic graphite instead of emitting it to the atmosphere. The graphite can then be sold for manufacturing or industrial use. If the pilot continues as a full commercial build out, the project would be expected to produce up to 2,500 tonnes of hydrogen per year, replacing the equivalent annual natural gas usage of approximately 3,300 B.C. households. Project funding will go toward initial engineering and preliminary work on the reactor pilot.
Funding: $8M

FortisBC Energy Inc. – Lower Mainland, Richmond

Project Name: Satellite Leak Survey
Project Description: Utilizing the natural gas distribution system around Richmond as a testbed, the project will investigate the feasibility of a satellite-based methane detection technology. Learnings will help detect and quantify leaks throughout B.C. along FortisBC Energy Inc.’s natural gas distribution system.
Funding: $127,500

Petronas Energy Canada Ltd. – Northeast B.C.

Project Name: Continuous Methane Detection and Measurement
Project Description: The project will pilot and refine a real-time and continuous methane emission detection, measurement, and monitoring solution at production facilities operated by Petronas Energy Canada Ltd. This leak detection improves on the current practice of conducting methane fugitive surveys one to three times a year in person, allowing for enhanced ability to detect and reduce fugitive methane emissions.
Funding: $290,116

 

Project Feasibility Studies

Project feasibility studies support industry to identify, scope and develop projects that would be eligible under the Innovation Accelerator or Emissions Performance streams.

 

The Province is investing $2.14M to support 14 feasibility studies that are working to develop future projects that will reduce emissions at industry sites across B.C. 

Canoe Forest Products Ltd. – Canoe, B.C.

Study Name: Waste Heat Recovery for Log Conditioning
Study Description: The study will evaluate the potential heat recovery from a natural gas fired regenerative thermal oxidizer (used to burn off excess organic vapour and control emissions) to be used in the log conditioning process when making plywood.
Funding: $25,875

Copper Mountain Mine Ltd. – Thompson-Okanagan

Study Name: Electric Haul Truck Trolley Assist System
Study Description: The study will determine the technical and economic feasibility of adding corners to a haul truck trolley assist system which is to help understand the design requirements at the Copper Mountain Mine.
Funding: $174,093

Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Corporation – Vancouver Island/Coast – Port Mellon, B.C.

Study Name: Flash Dryer System Installation
Study Description: The study will investigate the feasibility and estimate the natural gas emission reductions of installing a higher efficiency kiln Flash dryer at the Howe Sound mill.
Funding: $210,000

Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd. – Lower Mainland – Delta, B.C.

Study Name: SCM Grinding Facility’s BC Hydro System Impact Study
Study Description: The study will investigate the technical and commercial considerations of building and operating a marine terminal and large-scale grinding facility adjacent to Lehigh’s Delta Portland Cement manufacturing plant. The terminal and facility will import and grind granulated blast furnace slag to displace the use of higher-carbon clinker for their own facility and for concrete producers.
Funding: $247,275

NorthRiver Midstream Operations – Northeast B.C. – District of Taylor, B.C.

Study Name: Blue Hydrogen Production and Associated Carbon Capture and Storage
Study Description: The study will evaluate the opportunity to update a gas-processing facility to produce blue hydrogen. The study includes a feasibility assessment of the technology required to produce hydrogen and capture emissions, reservoir storage, hydrogen transportation and commercial hydrogen utilization in the area. 
Funding: $180,000

NorthRiver Midstream Operations – Northeast B.C. – Fort Nelson, B.C.

Study Name: Blue Hydrogen Production and Associated Carbon Capture and Storage
Study Description: The study will evaluate the opportunity to update a gas-processing facility to produce blue hydrogen. The study includes a feasibility assessment of the technology required to produce hydrogen and capture emissions, reservoir storage, hydrogen transportation and commercial hydrogen utilization in the area.
Funding: $180,000

NorthRiver Midstream Operations Northeast B.C. – District of Taylor, B.C.

Study Name: Cogeneration Facility Post-Combustion Capture Technology
Study Description: The study will evaluate the technical feasibility of post-combustion carbon capture technologies and reservoir storage options for the Taylor Cogeneration facility, which is a natural gas power station primarily used to supply steam to a NorthRiver Midstream gas-processing plant and provide power to the electricity grid.
Funding: $150,000

NorthRiver Midstream Operations – Lower Mainland - McMahon Facility

Study Name: Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Hub Implementation
Study Description: The study, in partnership with Tourmaline Oil Corporation, will assess the costs and business case of implementation of a compressed natural gas fueling hub at its McMahon facility. Compressed natural gas could displace the use of higher-carbon diesel for vehicles. The study will help remove barriers for the project, including decreasing implementation and market risks.
Funding: $75,000

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd – Northeast B.C.

Study Name: Turboexpander Installation at Compressor Stations
Study Description: The study will determine the suitability of installing turboexpander technology at existing NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. natural gas compressor stations located in B.C. A turboexpander has been identified as a potential emissions-free energy source that harnesses energy created through the pressure reduction of natural gas from a high pressure to a lower, usable pressure. The energy derived from this usable pressure can be used to generate up to 42kW of clean power by spinning a direct-drive generator shaft.
Funding: $47,169

Teck Resources – Teck Trail Operations

Study Name: Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Pilot Plant Study
Study Description: The study will assess the feasibility and determine the appropriate technology and associated cost estimate for a carbon capture, utilization and storage facility at Teck’s Trail Operations.
Funding: $350,000

Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. – Cariboo Region - Prince George, B.C.

Study Name: Carbon Capture & Sequestration from Steam Methane Reformers
Study Description: The study will determine the feasibility of a combined carbon capture and sequestration scheme in cooperation with another partner facility. The carbon capture and sequestration scheme would capture carbon dioxide emissions from two steam-methane reformers at the Tidewater refinery and one steam-methane reformer at the partner site.
Funding: $48,750

Tolko Industries Ltd. – Thompson-Okanagan – Coldstream B.C.

Study Name: Biomass Fuel Switching: Installation and Operation
Study Description: The study will investigate the technical and commercial considerations of installing and operating a single biomass-fired energy system to displace the natural gas systems currently used at a sawmill and the adjacent wood-pellet facility.
Funding: $65,250

Tourmaline Oil Corp – Northeast B.C.

Study Name: Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage
Study Description: The study will assess the technical and economic feasibility of different post-combustion flue gas carbon capture technologies, including chemical solvents, membranes, solid sorbents and hybrid systems at multiple natural gas processing plants.
Funding: $300,000

Veresen Midstream LP – Northeast B.C.

Study Name: Steeprock Plan Carbon Capture
Study Description: The study will help determine the scope, cost and schedule for capturing emissions from the flue gas of two process heat medium heaters for the purpose of potential carbon dioxide recovery and underground sequestration which would mitigate a significant part of the emissions to atmosphere from the Steeprock gas plant.
Funding: $96,000