Swan Hills ISCG/Sagitawah Power Project

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Swan Hills ISCG/Sagitawah Power Project is a proposed in-situ coal gasification (ICSG) project combined with a power station with carbon capture and storage (CCS). The project was cancelled in February 2013.

Project details

Swan Hills Synfuels, the states that the project "is a first-of-its-kind in North America, integrating ISCG technology with carbon capture and storage to create a clean low-carbon syngas that will fuel a new 300 MW combined cycle power generation facility located near Whitecourt, Alberta. The full scale Cdn$1.5 billion project will commence service in 2015. Expansion and/or replication potential is significant ... The captured CO2 will be sold to enhanced oil recovery (EOR) customers in the Swan Hills area."[1]

Swan Hills Syngas variously describes itself as "a private Alberta developer"[2] and as a "Calgary-based clean energy project company" but provides little detail on its corporate structure. It lists Doug Shaigec as President of the company.[3]


The company states that on December 1, 2009 "a letter of intent had been signed between the Province of Alberta and Swan Hills Synfuels for $285 million in funding from the Carbon Capture and Storage Fund."[4]

Project cancelled

On Feb 25, 2013, Alberta and Swan Hills Synfuels LP said they had canceled plans to develop the project, as the provincial government would not provide the C$285 million ($278 million) in financing it had previously committed to closely-held Swan Hills Synfuels.[5]

Contact details

Suite 515, 706-7th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0Z1
Phone: 403-648-1160
Fax: 403-648-1153
Website: http://swanhills-synfuels.com/index.htm

Articles and resources


  1. Swan Hills Synfuels, "Swan Hills ISCG/Sagitawah Power Project", Swan Hills Synfuels website, accessed July 2010.
  2. Swan Hills Synfuels, Swan Hills Synfuels, Swan Hills Synfuels website, accessed July 2010
  3. Swan Hills Synfuels, "Backgrounder - Clean gas for Clean Power", Swan Hills Synfuels, December, 2009.
  4. Swan Hills Synfuels, "History and Milestones", Swan Hills Synfuels website, accessed July 2010.
  5. Jeremy van Loon, "Alberta Cancels Funds for Swan Hills Carbon-Capture Project," Bloomberg, Feb 25, 2013.

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