Susannah Pierce underscores the importance of providing customers with lower-carbon fuels and products to create a cleaner and more sustainable future. She shares this perspective in Shell’s announcement of its proposal to build a large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at its Scotford Complex near Edmonton. Known as “Polaris CCS”, the proposed facility would be a world-scale CCS facility with storage capacity of about 300 million tonnes of CO2 over the life of the project and would also contribute to Edmonton becoming Canada’s first hydrogen hub.
“Shell is making bold moves to decarbonize our operations, and wider industry, and the Polaris CCS project is the latest example. Our plans for Scotford are in line with Shell’s target to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society. We are creating a world-class site that will provide customers with lower-carbon fuels, products and CO2 storage. Polaris would also make a significant contribution to Shell’s aim to have access to an additional 25 million tonnes a year of CCS capacity by 2035.”Susannah Pierce, President, Canada Country Chair