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Wolf Midstream to extend Alberta Carbon Trunk Line into the Edmonton Region, enabling emissions reduction

September 5, 2023
By Canadian Manufacturing

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CALGARY — Wolf Midstream Canada LP (Wolf Midstream or Wolf) has reached a final investment decision to extend its existing Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) system through the core of the Alberta Industrial Heartland and into the Edmonton Region to support existing and new industrial facilities in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

Wolf has received approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator and other governing agencies and has commenced construction of this new extension, called the ACTL Edmonton Connector.

The ACTL Edmonton Connector will collect carbon dioxide (CO₂) from local industrial facilities for transport through ACTL and delivery to permanent underground storage. Wolf has executed an agreement with Air Products Canada to transport CO₂, originating from their under-construction, Net-Zero Hydrogen Energy Complex, on the ACTL Edmonton Connector and on the ACTL. At full capacity, the ACTL Edmonton Connector will be capable of transporting approximately seven million metric tonnes of CO₂ annually.

Wolf Midstream announces final investment decision to extend existing Alberta Carbon Trunk Line into the Edmonton Region

As the backbone of the Wolf CO₂ system and one of the world’s largest CO₂ pipelines, ACTL was designed with excess capacity and has safely transported more than four million tonnes of CO₂ to underground storage since it began operations in 2020. There are multiple existing or proposed carbon storage sites in close proximity to ACTL, including two large sites that Wolf has secured for evaluation through executed agreements with the Province of Alberta for evaluation and development. With the combination of both transport and storage, Wolf is positioned to offer a fully integrated, open access and effective decarbonization solution for critical industrial complexes in Central Alberta.

“The ACTL Edmonton Connector is a tremendous opportunity to work in partnership with Air Products, who are leading by example as they develop one of the lowest-carbon-intensity hydrogen networks in the world. Wolf is leveraging the excess capacity of ACTL with the new ACTL Edmonton Connector to further support key net-zero projects which are critical to the future of our province and country,” said Jeff Pearson, President, Wolf Carbon.

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