Svante Named to the 2019 Global Cleantech 100

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Out of more than 13,000 innovators from over 90 countries, Svante (formerly Inventys) secures a place in the 2019 Global Cleantech 100

VANCOUVER, BC, Canada — Tuesday, January 29, 2019 — Svante (formerly Inventys Thermal Technologies), a leading carbontech company developing a CO₂ marketplace, was named by Cleantech Group in the prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100.

The Global Cleantech 100 is an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. It features the private, independent, for-profit companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges. This year marks the 10th edition of the list.

“We are delighted to be recognized for our innovation in the CO₂ marketplace,” said Svante President & CEO Claude Letourneau. “Our team is constantly striving to improve the productivity of our carbon capture system in order to provide the lowest cost of high purity CO₂ product to our customers.”

The list combines Cleantech Group’s research data with qualitative judgements from nominations and insight from a global 87-member expert panel comprised of leading investors and experts from corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting. From pioneers and veterans to new entrants, the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community and results in a list with a powerful base of respect and support from many important players within the cleantech innovation ecosystem. The list is sponsored by Chubb.

The complete list of 100 companies was revealed January 28th at the 17th annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco.

About Svante

Svante Inc. (formerly Inventys Thermal Technologies Inc.), headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, is a leading carbontech company with a vision to be a global leader in building a CO₂ marketplace and enable the mass market for bulk distributed CO₂ supply by being a focused low-cost supplier. Svante is working to create new market spaces by leveraging its breakthrough carbon capture technology. For more information, please visit

About Cleantech Group
Cleantech® Group provides research, consulting and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. At every stage from initial strategy to final deals, we bring corporate change makers, investors, governments and stakeholders from across the ecosystem the access and customized support they need to thrive in a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient future.

The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco with a growing international presence in London. Our parent company, Enovation Partners, is based in Chicago.


For more information, please contact:

Julia McKenna
Investor Relations
1(778) 985 5722

Laura Dolby
Cleantech Group

To download or read a pdf copy of the release, click: NR_2019-01-20_Cleantech100

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“It is empowering to know, given my Alberta heritage, our technology can change the climate impacts of the Alberta oil sands regions and generate significant additional economic benefits.”

Brett Henkel

Co-Founder and Vice President Strategic Accounts & Government Affairs

Brett Henkel’s unabashed optimism tempered by his mechanical engineering background and gas separation experience combine to bring a rare perspective to his position on Svante’s executive team.

Transferring the company’s breakthrough CO2 capture technology to customers’ sites will rely heavily on Brett’s strengths for identifying and understanding the technical and business details and relating those details to partners’ teams, approving agencies, and stakeholders.

As co-founder, he was instrumental in creating the process and the hardware used to prove the technology’s effectiveness as well as mobilizing external support throughout the path to becoming a successful innovation. These experiences strengthened his knowledge of business development and program management priorities.

Prior to launching Svante, Mr. Henkel was the program manager for QuestAir Technologies’ compact hydrogen production system with its partner, ExxonMobil. He is credited with designing the world’s first solenoid-driven rapid pressure swing adsorption test station.

Brett received his Bachelor of Science in Physics, with distinction, and a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Victoria.

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