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Trail Carbon Capture Pilot Plant Now Operational 

GlobeNewswire - Wed Dec 20, 2023

TRAIL, British Columbia, Dec. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today announced the Carbon Capture Pilot Plant at its Trail Operations in southern British Columbia is now operating and successfully capturing carbon dioxide (CO2).

“This is an important milestone as we advance our understanding of the potential of carbon capture technology to reduce emissions at our operations,” said Jonathan Price, President & CEO. “This project is part of Teck’s ongoing work to take action on climate change and achieve our long-term goal of net-zero operations by 2050.”

The Carbon Capture Pilot Plant separates CO2 from the Acid Plant flue gas at Trail Operations at a rate of one tonne per day and will operate through 2024 for testing and data collection purposes. Teck’s Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) pilot project is also evaluating options for the utilization and/or storage of the captured CO2 at Trail Operations.

The CCUS pilot supports Teck’s Net-Zero Climate Change Strategy, including our goal to reduce the carbon intensity of our operations by 33% by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

Teck acknowledges the support of the CleanBC Industry Fund for its funding contribution towards the CCUS Pilot Plant Feasibility Study and development of a CO2 storage pilot project. The CleanBC Industry Fund highlights the alignment between industry and government in achieving Canada’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

Teck Trail Operations is also currently advancing the potential development of a large-scale electric vehicle battery recycling facility. Trail Operations’ current recycling program includes lead batteries, zinc alkaline batteries, and cathode ray tube (CRT) glass.

Click here to learn more about the CleanBC Industry Fund.

Click here to learn more about Teck’s approach to taking action on climate change.

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Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements as defined in applicable securities laws (collectively referred to as forward-looking statements). These statements relate to future events or our future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The use of any of the words “will”, “estimate”, “expect”, “could” and similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date of this news release. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the duration of operation of the CCUS pilot; the rate of CO2 capture achieved; potential storage of captured carbon; our commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions or to reduce the carbon intensity of our operations, including the 2030 and 2050 goals; the actions we intend to take to achieve those commitments; the expected impact or effect of those actions; and the potential development of a large-scale electric vehicle battery recycling facility.

The forward-looking statements in this report are based on a number of estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions the management team believed to be reasonable as of the date of this report, though inherently uncertain and difficult to predict, including but not limited to expectations and assumptions concerning: the development, performance and cost of the CCUS plant and storage, electric vehicle battery recycling, and other technology needed to advance our goals; the timing of the receipt of permits and other regulatory and governmental approvals; environmental compliance costs generally; and assumptions regarding the development of our business generally and general economic conditions. We caution you that the foregoing list of important factors and assumptions is not exhaustive. Other events or circumstances could cause our actual results to differ materially from those estimated or projected and expressed in, or implied by, our forward-looking statements. 

Inherent in forward-looking statements are risks and uncertainties beyond our ability to predict or control.  Further information concerning risks, assumptions and uncertainties associated with these forward-looking statements and our business can be found in our most recent Annual Information Form filed under our profile on SEDAR+ ( and on EDGAR ( under cover of Form 40-F, as well as subsequent filings that can also be found under our profile. We assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements except as required under securities laws.

About Teck
As one of Canada’s leading mining companies, Teck is committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, zinc, and steelmaking coal. Copper, zinc and high-quality steelmaking coal are required for the transition to a low-carbon world. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Teck’s shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.

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