Capturing CO2 from the Atmosphere: a Canadian Company Sees Big

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Pour Claude Létourneau, PDG d’Svante Inc. (formerly Inventys Thermal Technologies), une entreprise de Burnaby qui tente de capturer les émissions de carbone à la source, il s’agit d’investissements stratégiques : « L’industrie cherche à avoir un portefeuille d’options qui leur permet, à moyen terme, une solution pour retirer le CO2 de l’atmosphère. »

Son entreprise, qui a obtenu du financement de la pétrolière Husky, vise toutefois un marché différent.


For Claude Létourneau, CEO of Svante Inc. (formerly Inventys Thermal Technologies), a Burnaby company that is trying to capture carbon emissions at the source, these are strategic investments: “The industry is looking for a portfolio of options that will allows, in the medium term, a solution to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. “

His company, which received funding from Husky, is targeting a different market.

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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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