Building a CO2 Marketplace – Energysource Innovation Stream with Svante


Global Energy Forum 2021 | EnergySource Innovation Steam with Svante: Building a CO2 Marketplace 

Claude Letourneau, the President and CEO of Svante, returns to EnergySource Innovation Steam programming to discuss how to build a CO2 marketplace business model where policies, finance, and industry players are aligned and making money. Claude will specifically focus on the policies needed to deploy this CO2 marketplace, conducive to the commercialization of clean energy technologies. To realize this marketplace model, Svante is engineering solutions for hard-to-abate emissions, industry emissions tracking, blue hydrogen deployment, and removal of carbon from the atmosphere.


Claude LetourneauPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Svante Inc.
Moderated by
Olga KhakovaAssociate Director for European Energy Security, Atlantic Council

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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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