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Joffre CO2 Capture Project

Brief description:


Country: Canada

Project type: Capture

Scale: Small

Test proprietary and novel CO2 post-cumbustion capture technology

Status: Identified

Capital cost: $6.13 million

Industry: Chemical products

Capture method: Post-combustion

Capture technology: Other
New or retrofit: Retrofit
Transport of CO2 by: none

Type of storage: EOR


Inventys is planning to manufacture and install a carbon capture pilot plant utilising its proprietary VeloxoTherm CO2 capture process at Nova Chemicals Corporation’s Petrochemical Plant at Joffre, Alberta. The pilot will capture CO2 from the combustion of natural gas in a steam boiler.

The company estimates that its technology – a unique rotary adsorption process – could capture around 90% of CO2, post-combustion, from industrial flue gas streams. The technology is billed as having lower costs and being more energy efficient than conventional capture technologies.

According to Inventys, the technology can be easily integrated into new and existing combustion and chemical processes, including boilers, crackers, cement kilns, blast furnaces, and gas turbines. It could potentially be used at coal-fired and natural gas-fired power plants, and with steam generators used within oil sands operations.

The captured CO2 may be transported and used in EOR operations in Joffre by Penn West Petroleum.


The project was granted $3 million of state funding, through the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation, in July 2012. Total project cost is estimated at $6.13 million. Inventys has received backing from venture capital and an international investor (details unavailable).

More information and press releases

Inventys press release re CCEMC funding, July 2012

CCEMC-funded projects backgrounder, July 2012

VeloxoTherm process information


Brett Henkel, co-founder and VP Operations, Inventys, 001-604-760-9433, or email