Six Companies Announced for CCEMC Funding

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The CCEMC announced $46 million in funding for carbon capture and storage and cleaner energy projects July 12, 2012. The projects have a combined value of more than $327 million.

“The CCEMC is supporting industry efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels while helping to ensure Alberta can continue to be a global energy leader, even as we transition to other sources,” said CCEMC Chair Eric Newell. “By addressing challenges facing Alberta’s large emitters we are funding projects that have tremendous potential to reduce Alberta’s greenhouse gas emissions over the long term.”

The organizations receiving funding from CCEMC are:

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. – $10 million for a Chemical Looping Steam Generator – 10 MW Pilot at Christina Lake near Fort McMurray
  • Husky Energy – $2.9 million for the Lashburn CO2 Capture Demonstration Project near Lloydminster
  • Imperial Oil – $10 million for a Cyclic Solvent Process pilot in Cold Lake
  • Svante Inc. (Formerly Inventys Thermal Technologies Inc.) – $3 Million for the VeloxoTherm™ CO2 Capture Project at Joffre
  • MEG Energy Corp. – $10 million for Heavy Crude Quality Improvement in the Alberta Industrial Heartland Region
  • N-Solv Corporation – $10 million for the N-Solv BEST Pilot Plant at Suncor Dover in Fort McMurray

For more details, read our press release and backgrounder at

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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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