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Ebdulaziz Naami, an University of Regina graduate student, works at the International Test Centre for carbon capture located on the University of Regina on Monday, June 8, 2009 in Regina, Sask.
Ebdulaziz Naami, an University of Regina graduate student, works at the International Test Centre for carbon capture located on the University of Regina on Monday, June 8, 2009 in Regina, Sask.
(Troy Fleece/The Canadian Press)

Carbon-capture startup not depending on government subsidy

The Alberta government’s waning love affair with carbon capture does not frighten a Canadian start-up getting set to commercialize its own technology, its chief executive says.

Once seen as a panacea to the oil-producing province’s challenge of meeting greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, carbon-capture ambitions have been tempered. The leading candidate for leader of the ruling Progressive Conservatives, Jim Prentice, has dismissed it as expensive and unproven.