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To pave the way toward a sustainable CO2 marketplace, we’ve collaborated with organizations across the CO2 value chain. This includes carbon capture technology providers, capture plant project EPCs and OEMs, project developers, equity sponsors, CO2 end-users, CO2 transportation owners and operators, and project finance lenders.
Electricore, headquartered in Valencia, CA, USA, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1993 at the request of the US Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to promote research, engineering, and educational activities for advanced technology development.
In 2018, Svante and Electricore formed the International Carbon Capture Center for Solid Sorbent Survey (‘’ICS3’’) Consortium to focus on the demonstration, testing, and education of second generation CO2 capture technology using advanced solid sorbent materials.
Carbon Upcycling Technologies (CUT) has devised a process to produce advanced solid material additives from CO2 emissions and affordable solid feedstock. Through a proprietary, patent-pending technology, CUT can chemically adsorb CO2 emissions into exfoliated fly ash to produce enhanced fly ash (EFA). Per tonne of EFA, CUT’s technology can sequester between 50 to 250 kilograms of CO2 from industrial flue gas.
CUT is an NRG COSIA Carbon X-Prize finalist and is keen to demonstrate its technology at Svante’s Project CO2MENT, the carbon capture, utilization, and storage demonstration project at Lafarge Canada’s cement plant in Richmond, BC, Canada.
Cenovus Energy Inc., formerly Husky, is a Canadian-based integrated energy company with oil and natural gas production operations in Canada, the US, and Asia Pacific regions.
Cenovus is focused on managing its assets in a safe, innovative and cost-efficient manner, integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into its business plans. Cenovus shares trade under the symbol CVE and is listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.
In May 2017, Svante and Cenovus signed a Host Site Agreement to conduct a field demonstration program capturing 30 tonnes of CO2 per day from its natural-gas-fired boilers for use in CO2-EOR petroleum extraction at a facility near Lashburn, Saskatchewan. In addition, Cenovus is an equity shareholder of Svante.
Upon the successful completion of the 30-tonne-per-day (TPD) pilot plant, Cenovus will have the opportunity to deploy a number of 300- to-600-TPD systems over a period of five years.
Chart Industries, Inc. is a leading independent global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment servicing multiple applications in the Energy and Industrial Gas markets. Chart’s unique product portfolio is used in every phase of the liquid gas supply chain, including upfront engineering, service and repair. At the forefront of the clean energy transition, Chart is a leading provider of technology, equipment and services related to LNG, hydrogen, biogas and CO2 capture amongst other applications.
In 2021, Chart Industries became a co-investor in the Series D financing round.
Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV)
Formed in 1999, Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), operating as a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., pursues new business solutions and externally-developed technologies that have the potential to enhance the way Chevron produces and delivers affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy. CTV fosters innovation, supporting vibrant startup ecosystems and championing technology integration internally. Through its investment portfolio and internal use pipeline that trials technologies for use within Chevron, CTV has supported a wide range of pioneering companies that are helping to shape the future of energy.
In February 6, 2020 Svante and Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) commissioned a pre-front end engineering design (pre-FEED) study that will explore the potential for trialling Svante’s technology in Chevron’s operations. The study will evaluate the feasibility and design of a 10,000 tonne-per-year carbon capture unit in one of Chevron’s California facilities and is expected to be completed in the first half of 2020.
Since 2001, Chrysalix Venture Capital, headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, is one of the longest standing pure-play industrial innovation and alternative energy venture capital firms globally. The firm provides early-stage financing, hands-on assistance, and strategic connections to innovative companies confronting the world’s most important issues in energy and sustainability.
In 2014, Chrysalix became a lead-investor in the Series B financing round.
Cross River Management LLC operates as an investment advisory firm. The Company manages portfolios for private pooled investment vehicles. Cross River Management conducts business in the United States.
In 2019, Svantehas signed a collaboration agreement with Cross River Infrastructure Partners LLC to develop commercial projects in North America that employ Svante’s technology, which is capable of capturing carbon directly from industrial sources at half the capital cost of existing solutions.
Dimensional Energy transforms carbon dioxide into sustainable aviation fuel.
Dimensional Energy, Svante, and Lafarge Canada are collaborating on a project to capture CO2 from a Lafarge Canada cement plant in Richmond, BC, Canada. Using the CO2 captured by Svante’s technology on the site site, Dimensional Energy plans to create sustainable aviation fuel.
Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) is the Government of Alberta’s primary green technology investment tool. It was formerly known as CCEMC prior to 2016. It allows the province to fully leverage the capacity of the innovation system in support of innovative technologies that will help Alberta be a leader in addressing climate change. ERA provides non-dilutive funding that helps companies attract significant capital more quickly.
In 2012, Svante and CCEMC signed a contribution agreement to provide match funds from 2012 to 2019 for the development and demonstration of Svante carbon capture technology from natural gas boiler flue gas at a scale up to 30 TPD.
In July 2022, ERA announced they would be investing in over $40 million CAD in 11 projects focused on advancing Alberta’s global leadership in carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS). If successful, these projects could lead to over $20 billion in capital expenditures, create thousands of jobs, and reduce about 24 million tonnes of emissions annually—this is the equivalent of reducing Alberta’s annual industrial emissions by almost 10 percent.
Suncor Energy Services Inc. received $950,000 CAD from ERA to implement Svante’s carbon capture process for its fluid catalytic cracker, a project with a total cost of $9.9 million USD.
Export Development Canada is Canada’s export credit agency and a state-owned enterprise wholly owned by the Government of Canada. Its mandate is to support and develop trade between Canada and other countries, and help Canada’s competitiveness in the international marketplace
In 2021, Export Development Canada became a co-investor in the Series D financing round.
Government of Canada – Strategic Innovation Fund allocates repayable and non-repayable contributions to firms of all sizes across all of Canada’s industrial and technology sectors. The program has a budget of $1.26 billion over five years. It consolidates and simplifies the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative, Technology Demonstration Program, Automotive Innovation Fund and Automotive Supplier Innovation Program.
The Strategic Innovation Fund’s objective is to spur innovation for a better Canada. Specifically, it serves to simplify application processes, accelerate processing, and provide assistance that is more responsive and focused on results.
In July, 2021, the Government of Canada made a CDN$25 million investment to support the industrialization and commercialization of its novel low-cost carbon capture technology within the North American market
The National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) is Canada’s premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a vital component of the NRC, a cornerstone in Canada’s innovation system, regarded world-wide as one of the best programs of its kind.
IRAP was the first government funding organization to support Svante back in 2009. Its support helped the company through challenging times in the market when investment in clean technology was not readily available and continues to play an important role in the organization’s progress.
Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned organization operates through a network of subsidiaries in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation; oil, gas and chemical; power; building; water/wastewater; industrial; and mining. Kiewit had 2019 revenues of $10.3 billion and employs 23,000 staff and craft employees
In 2020, Kiewit Engineering Group Inc. was selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for two DOE funded carbon capture projects.
As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of its strategy Holcim is becoming a net zero company, with its people and communities at the heart of its success. The company is driving circular construction as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. Holcim is 70,000 people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.
Svante, Lafarge Canada, and Total Energies collaborate on the operation of a 1-Tonne per day (TPD) carbon capture demonstration plant at Lafarge Canada’s cement plant in Richmond, BC, Canada.
Holcim and Svante continue to work together on identifying commercial CO2 capture opportunities in Holcim’s worldwide fleet of cement plants.
As a CCS project developer, CO280 aims to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint by developing permanent, high quality, carbon negative solutions. In collaboration with its partners, CO280 utilizes experience and skills to develop, finance and implement complex CO2 removal projects with permanent sequestration.
Svante & CO280 have partnered to develop carbon capture and sequestration projects worldwide.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), commonly referred to as Berkeley Lab, is a United States national laboratory located in the Berkeley Hills near Berkeley, California USA, that conducts scientific research on behalf of the United States Department of Energy (DOE). It is managed and operated by the University of California.
Dr. Jeffrey R. Long is Senior Faculty Scientist and Professor at the Department of Chemistry. The primary goal of research in the Long group is the preparation and characterization of novel porous solids, such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). LBNL, as part of the Discovery of Carbon Capture Substance and Systems (DOCCSS) initiative funded by NETL-DOE, is developing a novel amine-based solid sorbent for CO2 capture from flue gas. The sorbent consists of an amine-appended MOF.
In 2018, Svante and LBNL (via ICS3 consortium with Electricore) engaged in a potential collaboration as an industrial partner to develop and test a novel carbon capture system using DOCCSS advanced solid sorbent material for the separation of CO2.
National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC), located in Alabama, USA, is managed and operated by Southern Company under funding from the DOE. NCCC has the capability for design, engineering, scale-up, construction, and operation of pilot plant and engineering scale carbon capture technologies for power generation. NCCC works with third-party developers around the world to bridge the gap between laboratory research and large-scale demonstrations.
As part of the LBNL-DOCCSS program, Svante is looking to design, fabricate, and deliver a bench-scale VeloxoTherm™ carbon capture system for installation and testing at NCCC including adsorbent beds using DOCCSS advanced solid sorbent material in 2019.
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. national laboratory under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). NETL focuses on applied research for the clean production and use of domestic energy resources.
In 2015, Svante as sub-recipient with NRG Energy Inc. received a $1.1 MM USD Phase 1 award under DE-FOA-0001190 to perform front engineering and design with respect to a large pilot scale carbon capture facility utilizing rapid cycle TSA technology.
Multiple projects, advancing with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s National Energy Laboratory (NETL) oversight and financial assistance, have been launched by Svante to evaluate our nano-filter technology and our use as a lower-cost, energy-efficient process for carbon capture applications.
In September 2020, NETL, through industry partner Electricore Inc., awarded $1.5 million for cost-shared development to support initial engineering analysis for CO2MENT, a first-of-its-kind commercial project to capture up to 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year at the Holcim Cement Plant in Florence, Colorado.
NETL also awarded $13 million for cost-shared development to support design, construction and operation of a second-of-its-kind engineering-scale (25 tonnes per day) carbon capture plant at Chevron’s Kern River oil field in California’s San Joaquin Valley.
Both projects are using the transformational CALF-20 MOF sorbent material, which is being field tested (1 tonne per day CO
2 capture) at Lafarge-Holcim’s CO2MENT Richmond Project based at a cement plant in British Columbia, Canada.
Svante’s partnership with NETL also is exploring efforts to decarbonize the production of hydrogen (H2) from natural gas through a process called steam methane reforming, which is widely viewed as the lowest-cost, near-term solution to manufacture H2 for use as a clean fuel in a variety of sectors, including transportation.
NETL awarded nearly $1.5 million in October 2021 to complete an initial engineering design study to use Svante solid sorbent post-combustion CO2 capture technology at the Linde Steam Methane Reforming Hydrogen Pla
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), is the ministry of the government of Canada that ensures the responsible development of Canada’s natural resources, including energy, forests, minerals and metals.
In 2016, NRCan, through its Energy Innovation Program, funded Svante to help accelerate the deployment of Svante’s next-gen carbon capture pilot plant. The funds are supporting the development of a 30-tonne per day (TPD) CO2-capture pilot plant at Husky Energy’s Pikes Peak South Lloyd thermal project.
Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV), a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum, capitalizes on Occidental’s enhanced oil recovery (EOR) leadership by developing carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) projects that source anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) and promotes innovative technologies that drive cost efficiencies and economically grows Occidental’s business while reducing emissions.
In 2020, Svante, LafargeHolcim, OLCV and Total S.A. launched a study for commercial-scale carbon capture and end-use at U.S. plant.
Founded in 1995, SiliCycle Inc. is a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of high value silica-based and specialty products for chromatography, analytical and organic chemistry. The organization is headquartered in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. SiliCycle also offers R&D and contract manufacturing services in organic chemistry.
Suncor Energy is Canada’s leading integrated energy company, headquartered in Calgary, AB, Canada. Suncor’s operations include oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. The company is working to responsibly develop petroleum resources while also growing a renewable energy portfolio.
In 2012, Svante and Suncor signed a research agreement to provide matching funds with SDTC, IRAP and BP plc and to execute the first SDTC project milestone objectives (bench top demonstration of a 0.5 TPD unit) to position Svante’s carbon capture technology for the next level prototype demonstration objective to be funded by Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC), now Emissions Reduction Alberta.
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an arms-length foundation created by the Government of Canada to fund new clean technologies. SDTC supports the development and demonstration of early-stage clean technology projects.
Since 2016, SDTC granted funding to Svante in two separate rounds for technology research and development and demonstration at lab and field scale. The work will culminate with the commissioning of the 30-TPD pilot plant at Husky Energy’s site in Saskatchewan.
The Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative is a five-year federal initiative, provided through Western Economic Diversification Canada, that offers repayable contributions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada, in order to help move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace.
Since 2015, Svante has benefitted from WINN program funding for the purchasing of major equipment for its pilot adsorbent bed manufacturing facilities.
BASF is a German multinational chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world.
Svante and BASF announced in 2021 that they had scaled-up CALF-20, a novel metal-organic framework (MOF) solid sorbent used for Svante’s carbon capture process, from laboratory to industrial scale.
Climeworks captures CO2 from ambient air with the world’s first commercial carbon dioxide removal technology. The Climeworks direct air capture plants capture CO2 with a patented filter and are powered by either waste or renewable energy. Climeworks air-captured CO2 is sold to customers in the Food, Beverage & Agriculture; and Renewable Fuels & Materials markets. Climeworks also offers Emissions Reversal, enabling customers to realize their climate goals by safely and permanently storing air-captured CO2 underground, and thereby ultimately stopping climate change from reaching dangerous levels. Founded by engineers Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks has assembled the world’s largest team of experts in the field and has a goal of capturing one per cent of global emissions by 2025.
In 2020, Svante and Climeworks AG, today announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of carbon capture technology solutions to enable customers transition to a net-zero-emissions future.
The ETI is a public-private partnership between global energy and engineering companies and the UK Government. Its role is to act as a conduit between academia, industry and the government to accelerate the development of low carbon technologies.
In 2014, ETI assisted with funding the design and development of the first small-scale demonstrator prototype of Svante’s Rotating Adsorbent Machine (RAM).
LafargeHolcim is the leading global construction materials (cement, aggregates, and ready-mix concrete) and solutions company serving masons, builders, architects, and engineers all over the world. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.
In 2018, Svante and Lafarge Canada Inc, signed an MOU to develop the CO2MENT demonstration project for the CO2 capture, utilization, and conversion at the Lafarge cement plant in Richmond, BC, Canada.
In 2020, Svante, LafargeHolcim, OLCV and Total S.A. launched a study for commercial-scale carbon capture and end-use at U.S. plant.
Mitsui & Co., Ltd, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world’s most diversified comprehensive trading, investment and service companies. Its business area covers energy, machinery, chemicals, food, textile, logistics, finance, and more.
In 2015, Svante and Mitsui signed a non-exclusive agreement to seek and study potential business opportunities for the deployment of Svante’s CO2 capture technology for carbon capture, utilization, and storage applications in the oil & gas industry worldwide.
OGCI Climate Investments is a $1B+ fund, launched in 2016 by the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, a CEO-led consortium that aims to accelerate the industry response to climate change.
We look for outcomes that reduce methane and carbon dioxide emissions, and that can recycle or store carbon dioxide. Achieving significant impact requires global implementation and commercial frameworks – at OGCI Climate Investments, we collaborate with innovators, investors and governments to fund and implement impactful solutions.
In 2020, OGCI Climate Investment was the lead investor in Svante’s Series C Funding.
Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM), located in Norway, is the world’s largest facility for testing and improving CO2 capture. TCM is a joint venture between Gassnova (on behalf of the Norwegian state), Statoil, Shell, and Total. TCM facilities provide access to two intrinsically different, real-life flue gases for testing: post-combustion flue gas from a gas turbine power plant and flue gas from a refinery catalytic cracker (which resembles flue gas from a coal-fired power plant).
TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.
In 2018, Svante and TotalEnergies signed a five-year Collaboration Agreement to evaluate and promote the deployment of Svante’s proprietary i-TSA Svante for the separation of CO2 from low-pressure anthropogenic sources.
In 2020, Svante, LafargeHolcim, OLCV and TotalEnergies launched a study for commercial-scale carbon capture and end-use at U.S. plant.