Dow’s board has given the go-ahead to a $6.5 billion project that will expand and decarbonize ethylene and polyethylene production at its complex in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. Dow will build a new ethylene cracker and downstream polyethylene plants. Linde will construct a plant that will reform off-gases from the cracker to make hydrogen to fire the cracker’s furnaces. That plant will capture and store carbon dioxide emissions. Dow also intends to integrate the site’s existing cracker into the same carbon capture and storage system. The company plans to start the first phase of the project, centered on the new cracker, in 2027 and complete the second phase in 2029.