CCCI celebrates federal & provincial investments

The Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute celebrated a $950,000 investment during official opening ceremonies on Sept. 14, 2017. It was also recognized that in January 2017, the Province of British Columbia contributed $100,000 from its Innovative Clean Energy Fund to support the purchase of equipment for the facility.

Over 50 people attended the event at BC Research’s new Technology Commercialization and Innovation Centre where the CCCI is headquartered. The celebration also marked the official opening of the Technology Commercialization and Innovation Centre.

Making the investment announcement was Joe Peschisolido, MP for Steveston-Richmond East, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources. Also speaking at the event was George Cook, President of NORAM Engineering and Constructors – parent company for BC Research, and Goran Vlajnic, Executive Director of the CCCI. MC was Sandra Odendahl, CMCRI’s new President and CEO.

The investments in state-of-the-art equipment will help the CCCI develop and scale up capture and conversion technologies as developers move them closer to market.

To read the complete news release click here.

Below are photos of the event.

Sandra Odendahl, CMC Research Institutes President and CEO, was MC for the opening ceremonies.

George Cook, NORAM Engineering and Constructors President, addresses the crowd.

Visitors celebrate the official opening with applause.

Over 50 people attended the opening ceremonies held at the new BC Research Technology Commercialization and Innovation Centre.

Andrew Ellis, chemical engineer with BC Research, talks to guest speakers standing in front of the flue gas conditioning tower purchased with a portion of the NRCan investment.

(From left) NORAM President George Cook, CMCRI President & CEO Sandra Odendahl, CCCI Executive Director Goran Vlajnic, and Steveston-Richmond East MP Joe Peschisolido.

 

Sergio Berretta, Vice President at BC Research, leads guests on a tour of the new Technology Commercialization and Innovation Centre.

Guests network following official ceremonies.

A tour of the wet chemical laboratory in the Technology Commercialization and Innovation Centre.

Attendees at the reception that followed opening ceremonies and tours of the new Technology Commercialization and Innovation Centre – home to BC Research and the CCCI.

Boiler that was part of the equipment purchased the Natural Resources Canada investment.

Wet chemistry lab at BC Research’s new Technology Commercialization and Innovation Centre.

Analytical room in BC Research’s Technology Commercialization and Innovation Centre.