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Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) project located in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.

The Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) and Carbon Alpha are partnering to develop a groundbreaking CDR project to generate 70,000 high-quality carbon credits.

The first of its kind in Canada

North Star is Canada’s first majority Indigenous-owned high-quality carbon dioxide removal project, combining carbon capture and storage (CCS) with the existing MLTC Bioenergy Centre.

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North Star is a local carbon removal solution, providing employment for surrounding communities in NW Saskatchewan.
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Revenues will support local communities by fostering local economic growth and enhancing on-reserve education, healthcare, youth and elder programs, housing and other community social and infrastructure needs.
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North Star demonstrates how waste from the forestry industry and CCS can combine to generate meaningful carbon dioxide removals.
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The project demonstrates meaningful ownership and participation for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC).
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North Star is aligned with six U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, a globally recognized blueprint for action.
how it works

North Star employs CCS technology in a novel way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it permanently underground.

Carbon Alpha and MLTC are combining their expertise in technology, land management, energy production and carbon storage to develop this critical carbon removal project. The site leverages Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS).

How the North Star BECCS project works

Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

Carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere is naturally absorbed by trees. Forestry waste is combusted to create bioenergy and the carbon is captured and permanently stored underground to create carbon dioxide removals.

1. Forests absorb carbon: Sustainably managed forests absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.

2. Sustainable wood products are created: Harvested trees generate valuable wood products, such as lumber and pulp and paper.

3. Waste is combusted to create bioenergy: Wood waste from the production of lumber is burned to create renewable electricity, renewable heat and biogenic CO2.

4. Carbon is captured: Instead of releasing CO2 back into the atmosphere, it is collected and compressed into a liquid.

5. Permanent storage: CO2 is transported to a well and injected deep underground. The reservoir is actively monitored to ensure the carbon is safely contained.

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North Star FAQs

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Project timeline

Major progress has been made in the last 18 months. Putting the project on schedule for a 2027 launch.


Project concept identified, and feasibility study completed


Pre-FEED and FEED studies


Final investment decision and detailed engineering


Project construction

2027 (Mid)

Project start-up