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CCCI director presents to ministers at leadership forum

Goran Vlajnic, Executive Director of the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute (CCCI), represented CMC Research Institutes at the 7th Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) that was held in Abu Dhabi, December 3-7, 2017. He was a part of the Canadian delegation which was led by Frank Des Rosiers, Assistant Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada…. Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

CCCI celebrates $950,000 federal investment in equipment

Richmond, B.C. – A new facility to test carbon capture and conversion technologies is operational thanks in part to investments by the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia. The new BC Research (BCRI) Technology Commercialization and Innovation Centre is home to the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute (CCCI) and BCRI who together… Continue Reading →

CREATE program in carbon capture

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada established the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program to produce highly qualified personnel in an area of high strategic value to Canada. The CREATE Training Program in Carbon Capture brings together researchers from science, engineering, political science and business from across Canada studying inter-related… Continue Reading →

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 →