2023 Winners

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Decarbonize. Invest. Transform
September 10-12, 2024
Edmonton Convention Centre | Alberta, Canada


2023 Award Winners


Capital Power Corporation

Genesee CCS

We’re committed to doing our part in the transition to a net zero energy future. That’s why we’re proud to support and advance the commercialization of carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) technology. We recognize CCUS as an integral part of the long-term solution to tackle climate change globally and enable zero or near-zero emissions from natural gas generation. When combined with the integration of renewables, CCUS will ensure the ongoing affordability and reliability of our power systems while critically reducing emissions.  As part of our approach to decarbonization, we’re prioritizing physical emissions reductions from our facilities to support our long-term resiliency. As a result, we’re developing plans to apply carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology at Genesee 1 and 2 (“Genesee CCS”). This project is anticipated to start capturing carbon as early as 2027 - capturing 95% of the CO2 emitted from the repowered units and delivering approximately 3   million tonnes of annual CO2 reductions.


Entropy Inc.


Entropy's first commercial project is a post-combustion natural gas carbon capture and storage facility in Alberta, Canada. Designed to abate approximately 200,000 tpa in 2 phases (5 Mt over the lifetime of the project), this first phase is currently capturing and sequestering 16,000 tonnes of CO2 per year (47,000 tonnes CO2e/year abated). Emissions are captured from natural gas fueled reciprocating compressor engines. Entropy's first carbon" was injected into permanent geological storage in August 2022 and has since been achieving high performance benchmarks and conducting ongoing optimization protocols to further increase efficiency.


Entropy Inc.

Entropy is a unique CCS technology provider, operator and owner. Entropy's full scope offering includes a novel carbon capture engineering design, world-leading (patent pending) carbon capture solvents, regulatory expertise in permitting/licensing, decades of subsurface experience in CO2 sequestration, proprietary process optimization/CO2 validation software and access to capital dedicated to decarbonization.


Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.

Facilitated Transport Membranes for Near Term Low Cost, Low Energy Carbon Capture

Chemical separations represent half of the energy use in the industrial sector - 12-15% of total US energy use - while producing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as a result. These separations are difficult, costly, and often reliant on decades-old solutions, such as distillation. CMS pioneers membrane systems for decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors, revolutionizing the way separations are done. Our field-proven facilitated transport membrane platform technology, Optiperm™, provides bolt-on modular solutions for existing facilities to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions, expand capacity, and deliver new sources of revenue.


Golu Hydrogen Technologies Inc.

Modular On-Site Off-Grid Carbon Negative Renewable Hydrogen

Golu-H2 technology allows distributed, decentralized production of Carbon Negative Renewable Hydrogen with standardized modules The objectives of our Gölu-H2 technology is #1 to solve the pain points to widespread hydrogen adoption and #2 empower Oil-&-Gas companies to pivot into renewables and clean energy by using a well-integrated feed stock integrated into the global energy supply: Ethanol. This readily available feedstock is already used in decarbonizing gasoline and easily transported using the existing distribution networks already in place globally. The pain points: renewable production, carbon intensity (CI Score), safe handling and low-cost distribution/storage by utilizing exiting infrastructure.


KoSAW for Impact

Waste to Wealth: Upgrading Oilsands Product Mix for a Sustainable Future

Kosaw for Impact an Alberta based company proudly presents a groundbreaking solution that harmonizes environmental conservation and economic viability in the oilsands industry. We offer a win-win approach to carbon capture and value optimization. Our innovative processes transform raw materials supplied from oilsand production wastes into high value products. We recognize the immense value that lies within flue gas emissions, mine tailings and petroleum coke. By leveraging these vast newly rebranded resources, we are creating a sustainable circular economy model that maximizes their intrinsic value and minimizes environmental impact. Thus, forming a true symbiotic relationship whereby both are dependent on each other for future longevity and prosperity. Join us where sustainability and economic viability thrive together. KoSAW for Impact is leading the charge in revolutionizing carbon capture and waste utilization, ushering in a new era of progress and prosperity for the oilsands industry.



Svante Carbon Capture & Removal Solutions

Svante Technologies Inc. (Svante) has developed a groundbreaking carbon capture and removal technology that addresses one of the most pressing global challenges of our time ? reducing carbon dioxide emissions to reverse human impact on climate change.   Our innovative, environmentally responsible solid sorbent-based carbon capture filters and rotary contactor machines capture CO2 from industrial emissions and the air.   Our novel approach to carbon capture and removal along with our world-class strategic partners across the CCUS value chain empowers industries to reduce their carbon footprint significantly, fostering a more sustainable and cleaner future for generations to come.

8 Rivers Capital, LLC

8RH2 CO2 Convective Reformer

8 Rivers Capital, LLC, a world-leading decarbonization firm, has developed a breakthrough technology, its second generation 8RH2 process utilizing a proprietary CO2 Convective Reformer. The process presents a game-changing opportunity for sectors such as transportation, agriculture, and energy, where hydrogen and ammonia play vital roles. The novel hydrogen production technology captures 99+% of CO2, providing world-leading efficiency in the production of hydrogen for use as a zero-emissions fuel across industry and shipping. Unlike standard hydrogen production, 8RH2 uses natural gas and pure oxygen and then utilizes the CO2 produced in the combustion process as a heat transfer medium in a proprietary reformer before sequestering the CO2.



Nuada's MOF-Based VPSA Carbon Capture Technology

Nuada is a pure-play carbon capture company that is poised to decarbonize heavy industries through its next-generation point-source capture technology. We are building energy-efficient filtration machines that capture CO2 from industrial off-gases, empowering emitters in hard-to-abate sectors to reduce their carbon footprint with minimum impact on their bottom line.  Nuada’s next-generation technology combines the high-capacity, selective nature of advanced solid sorbents, named Metal-Organic Frameworks or MOFs, with mature vacuum swing technology (VPSA) to enable the separation of CO2 from flue gas, using pressure rather than heat. This combination represents a step change in carbon capture innovation and yields a heatless" and "solvent-free" carbon capture process that slashes the associated energy penalty by up to 80% versus traditional solutions and consequently the cost of capture.   The technology is currently being deployed in the field at a pilot scale by industry leaders in the cement sector. Under the umbrella of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), Nuada formed partnerships with leading cement companies such as Buzzi Unicem, Cementir Holding, and Heidelberg Materials for pilot testing. Successful piloting in cement and other suitable sectors such as steel, waste-to-energy, and blue hydrogen, will fast-track the wide commercialization of Nuada’s technology that overcomes the main deployment barriers of carbon capture in industry.


TerraFixing Inc.

First Cold Weather Direct Air Capture Technology

TerraFixing is a Canadian startup that has developed the only Direct Air Capture process for capturing CO2 in cold climates. Their technology unlocks some the most powerful and abundant renewable power opportunities in the world while tapping into the vast reservoirs that can store all of humanity's legacy CO2 emissions. This has uniquely positioned them to deliver very affordable and highly scalable carbon removal - a real solution to climate change.


Candice Paton, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Enhance Energy Inc.

Candice Paton is the Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Enhance. She is responsible for shaping and sharing the story of how Enhance’s CCUS projects are contributing to Alberta’s and Canada’s energy and environmental goals. Candice’s work at Enhance includes regulatory and policy affairs, external relations, Indigenous engagement, community investment and carbon credit activities.


Ian MacGregor, Executive Chairman, Hydrogen Naturally

Ian has been at the forefront of Carbon Capture and Storage technology for the better part of his career. He was an early leader in using CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery in the Weyburn Oil Field, he was the CEO of the North West Refinery, which incorporates blue hydrogen, and is most recently the executive chairman of Hydrogen Naturally, which uses a biological process coupled with CO2 storage to drive towards negative CO2 emissions



Francis Morin, Director Carbon Advisory, McDaniel & Associates

Francis has recently been promoted to Director of the Carbon Advisory Group at McDaniel, focusing on technical and economic feasibility of carbon sequestration-related projects and due diligence for investors and other stakeholders.  He has advised over two dozen carbon sequestration projects, including full project proposals for saline aquifer pore space and enhanced oil recovery using CO2.  He has most recently developed a risk assessment workflow and is actively designing and facilitating site specific subsurface risk assessments for numerous operators ahead of MMV submissions due in the coming months; he recently presented this workflow at the Geoconvention in May.   Francis brings a strong background in E&P operations, well permitting, drilling, and field optimization.  His technical abilities are supplemented by his keen interest in advanced analytics and programming, effectively making him a great team addition to any machine learning or large dataset mapping project. His proactive personality allows him to directly lead technical projects from site scoping to site selection and characterization. At the same time, his carbon regulatory expertise enables him to advise C-suite-level executives.  



Dr. Raphael Idem                    Dr. Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul

Dr. Raphael Idem, Professor, Industrial & Process Systems Engineering, University of Regina & Dr. Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul ('Pt'), Professor, Industrial & Process Systems Engineering, University of Regina

Advisors to Entropy Inc. with a combined 50-year research history, Dr. Idem & Dr. Pt are world leaders in the clean energy field with missions to develop an innovative, efficient and cost effective portfolio of technologies that will pave the way towards a low or zero carbon economy, thereby enabling governments, policy makers, and the community at large to practically address climate change and global warming issues. Co-founders of the Clean Energy Technology Research Institute (CETRI), Dr. Idem is also the chair of SaskPower Clean Energy Research (SCERCh) and Dr. Pt is on the Editorial Board at the Clean Energy Journal. They hold a number of key industry awards and recognitions.


Petroleum Technology Research Centre

Aquistore: CO2 Injection and Storage Technology Optimization at a Unique Industrial-Scale Site

The Aquistore CO2 deep saline storage project site is a tailored industrial-scale measurement and monitoring field site, unique in the world.  It was established in 2012 and fully operational with large scale CO2 injection by 2015. The site includes an injection well drilled to 3300 m, complete with down hole DTS and DAS technologies, pressure gauges, and continuous, second-by-second injection data collection (tonnage injected, rate of injection, etc.). 150 m away from the injection well is a geared observation well, drilled to the Precambrian basement (3400 m) replete with a bubble-tube deep fluid sampling port, DTS and DAS, and other MMV equipment.  Surrounding the injection and observation wells are: a permanent seismic array of 630 geophones used for seismic imaging at key intervals as CO2 in the reservoir increases; another 30 geophones to make continuous passive seismic measurement for seismic events and earth quakes; fibre optic cables of several kilometres in length to allow for direct comparisons of geophone seismic images with different DAS seismic measurement technologies; 13 measurement, monitoring and verification (MMV) “super stations” within a 5.5 by 5.5 km radius including tilt meters, GPS, InSar, ground water and soil gas measurement technologies. See uploaded image of Seismic array and area of interest at Aquistore"  This description of the site is meant to demonstrate its unique character as the first industrial-scale test facility in the world for the optimization and advancement of both CCS knowledge, and CCS measurement, monitoring and verification technologies. It was built to be an industrial scale optimization and testing facility for new and developing CCS storage technologies. It is the only site in the world with industrial levels of injected CO2 (+540,000 tonnes of CO2 in the target formation, with increasing totals of 200 to 600 more tonnes per day) that can be accessed by technology companies, CCS supply companies, global R&D organization, and developers of new hub locations in Alberta and Saskatchewan.  Aquistore is, itself, a marketable CCS field site technology, with unique properties that since 2015 has advanced specific MMV technologies for other organizations and advanced the possibility of more efficient and less expensive CCS projects in other jurisdiction.  The attached PDF file supporting file “Aquistore Information Package Final” details the extensive technologies in development at site and the many processes like Electromagnetic measurements and pulsed neutron logging that has been done at site.



Monitoring of CO2 Storage

RESMAN's chemical tracers provide a groundbreaking solution for monitoring CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage) reservoirs. Chemical tracers are environmentally safe, inert and  specifically designed to accurately and uniquely tag injected carbon dioxide (CO2) within the reservoir. This enables precise monitoring and optimization of CCUS operations, and physical proof of permanent storage. By utilising RESMAN's chemical tracers, companies can enhance the safety, efficiency, and overall performance of their CCUS projects, leading to more sustainable and economically viable carbon capture solutions.


Dr. Serene Lock Sow Mun, Senior Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)

Dr. Serene is currently serving as a senior lecturer at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS with research focus on developing computational inventions to resolve decarbonization issues using her interdisciplinary interests in process modelling and simulation, software programming and chemical engineering. Worth mentioning, she has the led and pioneered the invention of novel and copyrighted computational inventions, which have been successfully commercialized to natural gas sweetening facilities in South East Asia (SEA) to assist in capture of CO2 from natural gas and won many accolades. It is used to assist oil and gas companies to realize decarbonization by producing natural gas that is safe, clean, environmentally friendly and energy efficient for public use and meeting stringent regulatory requirements.



Michael Belenkie, President & Chief Executive Officer, Board Member, Entropy Inc. & Advantage Energy Ltd.

As the CEO of a mid-sized Canadian natural gas producer with a mission to provide clean energy to the world, Mike is driven to further reduce the environmental impact of the oil and gas industry. With the goal of reducing the carbon footprint during the extraction and processing of natural gas, Mike initiated the formation of Entropy Inc. in 2020. In a short span of two years, Entropy Inc. has evolved from a concept to the owner of the world's only operating natural gas combustion carbon capture facility (onstream June 2022) while bridging diverse expertise (University of Regina - CETRI, ABC Engineering, Advantage Energy, Brookfield) to tackle decarbonization. Today, Entropy's existing CCS project has demonstrated world-leading economic metrics and >1.5 Mtpa of projects in various stages of development.



Shaihroz Khan, Alex. Graham Bell Doctoral Researcher, University of Toronto

Shaihroz is Alexander Graham Bell Doctoral Researcher and currently leading the Carbon capture, storage, and utilization project (CCUS) project on CO2 sequestration in nickel processing. He is cross-collaborating with academic and industrial partners to bring the CCUS technology to industry.

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