Dow has outlined a clear path to decarbonize our manufacturing facilities while growing and delivering low carbon products to customers. Dow’s proposed Fort Saskatchewan Path2Zero expansion project will create the world’s first net-zero carbon emissions integrated ethylene cracker and derivatives site with respect to scope 1 and 2 carbon dioxide emissions.
This project, which is subject to approval by Dow’s Board of Directors and various regulatory agencies, will:
Subject to consultation, regulatory and board approvals, the proposed Fort Saskatchewan Path2Zero expansion project will consist of:
The project must be designed, operated and decommissioned in accordance with municipal, provincial and federal environmental regulations and laws. Dow will be conducting specific studies to assess environmental effects associated with key environmental concerns such as: air quality, noise, water, traffic, and waste.
For this expansion project, Dow will apply for:
Air emissions must meet the requirements of the Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objectives and Guidelines established by Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP). Dow plans to ensure that air emissions are minimized from the operating equipment.
Dow will continue to participate in the Regional Noise Management Plan (RNMP) which is managed by the Northeast Capital Industrial Association (NCIA) to ensure industry in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland complies with Alberta Energy Regulator Directive 038 noise requirements
Dow is aware of the vital importance of clean water to the province, and is planning to commission a facility which minimizes water use. Surface water will be collected and managed on the project. The collected surface water will be used in the plant when possible.
There will be an increase in traffic flow primarily during the construction phase of the project. This traffic flow will involve the movement of equipment, materials and workers. Dow will work with municipal and provincial authorities to minimize the disturbance to residents and commuters in the area.
Dow will work to minimize waste and all waste generated will be disposed of appropriately and within government regulations and requirements. In addition to these issues, other issues such as the potential effects of the project on land, historical resources and groundwater will be assessed as part of the AEP approval process.