Carbon Capture & Conversion Institute

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initiative to accelerate
technology development.

President Search - CMC Research Institutes

CMC Research Institutes is searching for a action-oriented leader committed to mitigating climate change through technology innovation.


We have options! The CCCI combines early-stage research facilities at the University of British Columbia and state-of-the-art piloting facilities at the Technology Commercialization and Innovation Centre.

Programs and Services

Leadership, guidance and technical expertise. We offer a comprehensive range of services and experts to enable rapid, cost-effective decision-making.


International collaboration aims to reduce carbon capture costs

VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA — A CDN$3 million international collaboration to optimize a novel carbon capture system could reduce the cost of capturing carbon from industrial processes. Although industry and power generation account for 46 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, companies are reluctant to install carbon capture technologies because of high operating costs. U.S…. Continue Reading →

International delegation takes CCUS tour of Western Canada

An international delegation with experts from Norway, Germany and Ireland toured carbon capture, storage and conversion sites in Western Canada in February. Delegates on the tour, led by Canadian Ambassador to Norway Artur Wilczynsk, had the option of visiting several sites in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Regina to learn more about CCUS initiatives. In Vancouver,… Continue Reading →

CMC & NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE sign partnership agreement

VANCOUVER — The NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE and CMC Research Institutes today announced a partnership that will support teams competing in a $20M global competition to develop cutting-edge technologies that convert carbon dioxide emissions into high-value products. Under the terms of the partnership, teams have the option of using facilities and experts at CMC Research… Continue Reading →

Premier Clark announces climate plan at CCCI facility

B.C. Premier Christy Clark announced the province’s Climate Action Plan at the Technology Commercialization and Innovation Centre on August 19. While at the site, which will headquarter the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute when complete, CMC’s President Richard Adamson toured Premier Clark through a number of displays that had been set up by researchers from… Continue Reading →

Institute featured in article

Dr. Naoko Ellis was recently interviewed about the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute and the Technology Commercialization and Innovation Centre. The article appeared on the site. To read the piece click here.

Executive Director selected to lead institute

CMC Research Institutes is pleased to announce that Goran Vlajnic has been selected as the new Executive Director of its Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute (CCCI), effective July 1. Formerly with Devon Canada, Vlajnic is an energetic and visionary leader with a proven track record in technology development and the transfer of technology from the… Continue Reading →

CCCI featured in international journal

The new Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute (CCCI) is featured in the March/April edition of the Carbon Capture Journal. Richard Adamson, CMC President; Dr. Naoko Ellis, Senior Research Director of the CCCI; and Dr. Hassan Hamza, President of BC Research Inc., talk about the institute and how it will help advance the development of capture… Continue Reading →

Carbon capture and conversion: Opportunities, challenges and potential

What are the challenges, opportunities, and research pathways for carbon capture and conversion? Join us for a free public dialogue with CMC Research Institutes. We’ll discuss those questions and learn about the new Carbon Capture & Conversion Institute, which is situated in Vancouver.

Construction underway on new carbon and capture pilot facility

Although the completion date is still a year away, the thought of working in a new state-of-the art carbon capture and conversion piloting facility has Dr. Naoko Ellis energized and ready to tackle global-sized emissions challenges.

Capture and conversion topic of Vancouver Enterprise Forum

An exciting panel of experts from across Canada will be in Vancouver to discuss the technological and market challenges of developing capture and conversion technologies for large-scale industries.


Course takes multi-disciplinary look at climate change

Source: Julia Wong, The Ubyssey.  Also known as “Leading the Way Towards a Low-Carbon Future,” this one-time-only graduate course takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the effects of climate change and how to work towards lowering carbon emissions. Students will be encouraged to bring knowledge from their area of study into class discussions, and reflect… Continue Reading →

Piecing the Puzzle Together

Author: Naoko Ellis, Senior Research Director, Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute I’m here to tell you what we do at the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute, or CCCI. The Institute’s mission is to help reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions, as part of Canada’s response to climate change. Our most exciting project right now is the… Continue Reading →