The Alberta government announced a first shortlist Thursday of eligible bidders for provincially owned geological formations needed for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) sites.

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“If developed, these hubs will help safely grow and diversify Alberta’s energy sector and reduce emissions for multiple industries,” said the provincial government. 

CCUS projects would reflect a key provincial strategy for hitting national and international greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets.

The initial lineup of bidders would deploy projects in the heavily industrialized area around the Alberta capital in Edmonton. The Edmonton-area approved bidder list includes:

  • Meadowbrook Hub Project proposed by privately held Calgary firm Bison Low Carbon Ventures Inc.;
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