2021 Global Cleantech Top 100 – Svante

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2021 Global Cleantech Top 100 – Svante

2021 Global Cleantech 100 List 

In total, more than 11,500 companies from more than 75 countries were nominated this year. Nominees were weighted and scored to create a shortlist of 321 companies reviewed by the 91 members of our Expert Panel. The final list contains the companies the market agrees are well-positioned today to make significant impact in the next 5-10 years.


Lessons from leaders: Canada-based Svante, a Global Cleantech 100 returnee previously known as Inventys, has developed technology for capturing CO2 directly from industrial sources, and is getting early-stage traction. In January 2020, the company announced a joint study with LafargeHolcim, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures and Total. The study aims to assess the viability and design of a commercial-scale carbon-capture facility at the Holcim Portland Cement Plant in Florence, Colorado. In February 2020, Chevron commissioned a study with Svante to evaluate the feasibility and design of a 10,000 ton-per-year carbon capture unit in one of Chevron’s California facilities.

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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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