Wednesday, October 10, 2007

TransCanada eyes $4-billion 'polygeneration' plant

From the Globe and Mail:

TransCanada Corp., looking to build further on its wide portfolio of Canadian energy assets, is investigating construction of a mammoth power plant in Saskatchewan that could cost as much as $4-billion.

The so-called "polygeneration" plant would be built near Belle Plaine, which is 28 kilometres west of Regina.

It will use petroleum coke - a hydrocarbon solid usually sourced from the coker units of refineries or upgraders - as feedstock to produce hydrogen, nitrogen, steam and carbon dioxide for fertilizer production and enhanced oil recovery, as well as 300 megawatts of electricity....MORE