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Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

Navigating the regulatory, policy and legal landscape related to CCUS can be a daunting task. Our team advises on all aspects of CCUS, guiding you through the regulatory and commercial considerations involved in developing successful projects, technologies and transactions.

McCarthy Tétrault works extensively in the carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) space with a variety of participants and covering a broad range of technologies and use cases. We have deep insight into all aspects of CCUS, including the evolving regulatory space in which CCUS projects operate.

Our team has done extensive work in the Alberta CCUS regulatory area and our Strategic Advisors have unique relationships with regulators, key officials and policymakers, both provincially and federally, which allow us to help you successfully navigate the rapidly changing policy and regulatory landscape for CCUS, in Canada and around the world.

Drawing on expertise from our energy, tax, projects, finance, environmental, aboriginal and regulatory groups, McCarthy Tétrault provides comprehensive guidance across all aspects of CCUS projects, helping bring these complex and capital intensive projects to fruition.

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  • Confidential Client in connection with all aspects of project development work for a combined cycle natural gas generation and carbon sequestration project in Alberta.
  • Confidential Client in connection with the  sale of a development stage carbon sequestration project and associate offtake arrangements.
  • Confidential Client in connection with the development, ownership and operation of an open-access carbon sequestration hub in Alberta.
  • Confidential Client in connection with the transportation and storage of captured carbon dioxide from a large emitter in Alberta.
  • MUFG Bank, Ltd. (CAD $811 million) one of the largest banks in Japan, and the lenders on the project financing of the development, construction and operation of a 102 MW natural gas powered cogeneration facility owned by Fengate Capital Management Ltd.
  • Shell Canada in connection with its acquisition of a 40% interest in the Varennes Carbon Recycling Plant, a CAD $875 million commercial-scale facility producing low-carbon fuels and renewable products from non-recyclable waste.