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Canada’s world-class research and technology organizations form a collaborative network

Canadian Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Research and Technology Network to provide access to CCUS technology commercialization infrastructure and expertise

October 11, 2022 – TheNewswire – Calgary, AB – Five world-class Canadian organizations have connected to provide their expertise with facilities and equipment to help demonstrate, scale and validate CCUS technologies.

CCUS can account for 9% of global emissions reductions by 2050 under the International Energy Agency’s Sustainable Development Scenario. Canada is globally recognized for its expertise in the development of CCUS technologies and can play a key role in achieving global emission reduction targets.

Canada has numerous testing facilities and expert-focused organizations for the development and commercialization of CCUS technology. However, finding the right organization to advance a technology quickly and efficiently can be a challenge for industry and technology developers. Although Canada’s CCUS-related infrastructure network is world-class, the path to commercialization for domestic and global technology developers is often slowed by a lack of connections and inefficiencies in the system.

The CCUS Canadian Research and Technology Network connects innovators, industry and funders to the facilities and expertise needed to validate their solutions, advance prototypes and pilot pre-commercial technologies. Members share their expertise, capacity, testing and demonstration services, technologies, research and development, and funding opportunities with each other to accelerate the commercialization of solutions. Carbon Management Canada acts as a gatekeeper to communicate member capabilities to global and national solution developers.

Members of the CCUS Canadian Research and Technology Network include:

  • InnoTech Alberta: Accelerating and de-risking the capture and use of carbon and hydrogen technologies through research, development and demonstration.

  • National Research Council Canada: Accelerating the development from discovery to commercialization of new materials for transportation fuels and zero-emission chemical feedstocks.

  • NRCan CanmetENERGY Devon: Leader in innovation for responsible development of energy resources, reduction of carbon intensity of hydrocarbons and mitigation of impacts on land, water and atmosphere.

  • NRCan CanmetENERGY Ottawa: Leading the development of energy science and technology solutions for the environmental and economic benefit of Canadians.

  • Carbon Management Canada: Providing experience, applied research, knowledge and infrastructure to accelerate emissions reduction results.

Each member offers unique customer services, technical capabilities, facilities and/or laboratories; and combined can support technologies at all readiness levels. Tomorrow, Carbon Management Canada and Foresight Canada will host a 90-minute webinar to launch the CCUS Canadian Research and Technology Network, learn more about the network and register for the webinar here.

Quotation

“Collaborating with other CCUS organizations with optimal test and demonstration facilities and expertise will help accelerate the path to commercialization for technology developers and end users, and grow the CCUS industry in Canada.” . -Bonnie Drozdowski, InnoTech Alberta

“Working with like-minded organizations will allow new materials to move from discovery to commercialization more quickly.” – Martin Tyrawskyj, National Research Council

“Canada needs broader access to expertise in conversion, capture and storage, and collaboration with other CCUS organizations will help us in the responsible development of energy resources. – Jim Brydie, NRCan CanmetENERGY Devon

“Collaboration is key to accelerating the development and deployment of CCUS in Canada, our team is excited to be part of this initiative. – Eddy Chui, NRCan CanmetENERGY Ottawa

“Collaborating with other CCUS organizations with extensive expertise and facilities allows us to advance the development of emission reduction technologies and accelerate results for industry.” – Greg Maidment, Carbon Management Canada

Media Contact

Breanne O’Reilly, Director of Marketing and Communications, Carbon Management Canada, [email protected]403-542-9632