Posts Categorized: Fort Saskatchewan

Afforestation and Beneficial Use of Phosphogypsum Stacks


NutrienAt facilities near Edmonton, Nutrien (formerly Agrium) is taking an innovative approach to reclamation and the beneficial use of phosphogypsum (PG), a gypsum by-product of the phosphate fertilizer industry. What may be the first-ever forest planted on a PG stack, the project is inspiring other industrial landowners to consider different approaches to reclamation.

By establishing woody crops—primarily willow, hybrid poplar and white spruce–on 325 hectares of PG ...

Afforestation for Phosphogypsum Stack Reclamation


Phosphogypsum (PG) is a gypsum byproduct of the phosphate fertilizer industry and is produced at a rate of five tons of PG per ton of phosphate fertilizer. Over 48 million tons of gypsum covering approximately 325 ha are stacked near Agrium facilities northeast of Edmonton. Traditionally, gypsum stacks are regarded as a waste byproduct and reclamation involves contouring the piles, covering with soil and seeding to a grass ...

Quest Carbon Capture & Storage

Shell Canada Energy

The Quest Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) project, which began operations in 2015, captures and stores more than one million tonnes of CO2 per year from the Shell Scotford Upgrader. That is up to 35% of the direct CO2 emissions produced during the upgrading process and is equivalent to the emissions of about 250,000 cars. The CO2 is then transported by a 65-km pipeline to three wells located in Thorhild ...