Low natural gas prices force delay of Swan Hills Synfuels carbon capture project

The proposed Synfuels carbon capture gasification plan was one of four such plants designed to make conventional coal-fired power obsolete in Alberta. Currently, natural gas prices sit at $3.00 per gigajoule, and the province wants to wait until prices stabilize at $5.00 per gigajoule before reviving the Swan Hills project.

Check out an article in the Edmonton Journal for more information:

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Swan+Hills+Synfuels+defers+carbon+capture+project+because+natural+prices/8012978/story.html

What will become of Edmonton’s Rossdale power plant?

The historic Rossdale power plant located in Edmonton’s majestic river valley is considered a landmark by many Edmontonians. Its future rests on a decision by the province┬álater this summer on whether or not to remove the building’s historic designation. Immediate repairs would cost $4.6 million, while future building upgrades could run as high as $104 million.

The city and province will review ideas from the public to get a better sense of what Edmontonians want to see happen to the Rossdale plant. Some past suggestions include renovating the plant and making it part of a riverside arts district, creating retail and commercial space, or developing apartment housing.