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Friday, July 11, 2008

"Enhance Plans Alberta Carbon Dioxide Pipeline," Planet Ark/Reuters, July 11, 2008.

"'s not experimental, it's based on proven technology."
Susan Cole
Enhance Energy, Inc.

CALGARY, Alberta - Privately held Enhance Energy Inc said Thursday it plans to build Alberta's first major carbon dioxide pipeline system to ship the greenhouse gas to old oil fields, where it can boost output.

Enhance said the pipeline will be located in central Alberta, where it will capture carbon dioxide emissions from an oil sands upgrading plant planned by North West Upgrading Inc, and a fertilizer plant operated by Agrium Inc.

The move comes two days after Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach announced C$2 billion (US$1.98 billion) in funding for carbon capture and storage projects, a move lauded by companies and industry organizations planning to develop ways to cut emissions amid booming industrial activity.

Enhance's system will have capacity of 25,000 tonnes per day with initial volumes of 5,000 tonnes per day, it said.

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