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CarbonCure announces entry into NRG COSIA XPRIZE competition
Team CarbonCure, a team led by clean technology developer CarbonCure Technologies, today announced its official entry into the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. Team CarbonCure, headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada with team members from the entire cement and concrete value chain, is among 47 teams from around the world vying for their share of the $20 million prize purse.
Abstract deadline extended for Serge Kalianguine symposium
A special symposium is being held to honor Prof. Serge Kaliaguine during the 66th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference for his outstanding contributions in catalysis. The Conference will take place in Quebec City, October 16-19, 2016. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to June 20, 2016.
FluxLab seeks postdoc in trace gas emissions & micrometerology
The FluxLab research group, within the Department of Earth Sciences at St. Francis Xavier University, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in the area of trace gas emissions and micrometeorology.
Climate change can present business opportunities
Canada’s oil and gas companies need to look beyond the threats of climate change to their operations and see the business opportunities in providing low-carbon solutions, says an industry sustainability leader.
Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum
The inaugural Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum (September 21-23, 2016) is a three-day program exploring sustainability as an overarching framework for life in the 21st century. Team-taught, the Forum will be organized around modules that each provide in-depth topical study, and will bring together a diverse set of thought leaders, industry practitioners, policy experts, and scholars working on the leading edge of sustainability.
Environmental Law and Regulation conference June 21-22
Times are changing in the energy industry, and at the 20th Environmental Law and Regulation conference – June 21-22, 2016 in Calgary – we will be addressing these changes, head on. Hear about the impacts of the reforms on the oil and gas and electricity industries in Alberta and emerging industry responses, opportunities, and challenges.
IEAGHG call for posters
Posters are being sought for the 2nd Combined Meeting of the IEAGHG Modelling and Monitoring Networks, being held July 6-8, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Deadline for submissions is June 3.
Secondment position opportunity with CTCN
Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) Secondment Programme offers two rotating secondment positions and is currently accepting applications for Fall 2016 (application deadline: 29 May 2016). Applications must be submitted via CTCN members. CMC is a Network member and invites potential applicants to indicate their interest in applying by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Low Carbon Innovation Forum featured at June petroleum show
A four-panel forum focused on challenges and solutions in the transition to a low carbon economy is part of June’s Global Petroleum Show. Registration is free until May 31.
April CO2lloquium: Surface casing vent flow
Join CMC’s Kirk Osadetz as he talks about the challenges of measuring and monitoring methane. Osadetz suggests Canada should undertake a renewed effort to develop best monitoring practices for the Canadian situation.
New institute feature in Carbon Capture Journal
The Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute was featured in a recent edition of the Carbon Capture Journal. The journal, published out of the UK, covers international developments in technology, policy, projects and finance.
Two funders. One Process. $40 million competition.
CCEMC and SDTC are offering a unique joint funding opportunity to Canadian clean technology innovators and entrepreneurs. There is up to $40 million in funding available, with a maximum of $10 million available to individual GHG reducing technologies that are deployable in Alberta.
Pembina Institute seeks Director of Operations
The Pembina Institute is seeking an experienced, hands-on and values-driven professional to lead Pembina’s operations team from our Calgary office. The Director of Operations will work closely with the Institute’s Executive Director and management team to ensure that the organization is financially healthy and effectively administered.
Western Diversification announces funding initiative
The Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) is a $100 million five-year federal initiative that offers repayable contributions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada, in order to help move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace. The next intake opens on March 14, 2016.
Link to Carbon Talk video now available
The video of January’s great Carbon Talk presentation by CMC’s Richard Adamson and UBC’s Naoko Ellis is now live on YouTube. View the video to learn more about our exciting plans to develop the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute in B.C.
CCEMC awards $15 million to CO2 Solutions
CO2 Solutions Inc., the leader in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, today announced that it has been selected to receive $15 Million in the form of a non-refundable grant from the Alberta-based Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC).
The Cleantech Pitch Session at GLOBE 2016
Supported by Cenovus and Suncor, the Cleantech Pitch Session is an opportunity to present your early-stage cleantech solution and explain how it will transform the oil and gas industries most pressing environmental and economic challenges. The event will take place on Thursday, March 3rd during Globe 2016 in Vancouver, BC. You must submit your pitch by Sunday, February 7.
Carbon Dioxide Use Summit Feb. 24 & 25
This annual conference explores the commercial aspects of carbon dioxide applications in several industries such as fuel, chemical, oil & Gas, power and cultivation. Registrations are still being accepted.
Sustainable Prosperity issues call for proposals
The Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network (EEPRN) is seeking academic research project proposals in the following research areas: Policies for a Low Carbon Economy; Innovation & Competitiveness;
Conservation (including species at risk protection); and Data Set Development & Linkages. The deadline for proposals is Sunday, February 28, 2016.
Apply by Jan. 29 for IEAGHG Summer School
The IEAGHG 2016 Summer School which will be held at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in July. The Summer School week aims to provide students a thorough overview of the entire CCS chain, covering all technical and non-technical topics of relevance, and enables students to appreciate the importance of and where their studies fit with regard to the development and deployment of the technology. The week will include a visit to Boundary Dam, the world’s first full-scale CCS project on a coal power station.
COSIA AI-EES Water Conference
COSIA) and AI-EES, are proud to host the second Oil Sands Water Conference in Calgary on March 22 and 23. The event is tackling industries’ highest priorities, presented by industry insiders, and researchers on the cutting edge. This year’s conference includes both conference papers and poster sessions, and features speakers from companies and organizations including: ConocoPhillips, Shell, Suncor, Alberta Environment & Parks, University of Alberta and Teck Resources.
January Carbon Talks event to focus on capture and conversion
Richard Adamson, CMC President, and Naoko Ellis, UBC Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, will be guest speakers at the January 27 Carbon Talks event in Vancouver. This free public dialogue will examine the challenges, opportunities and research pathways for carbon capture and conversion. It’s being held at the SFU Harbour Centre from 12:30 to 1:30 pm and will be live webcast.
Job opportunity with ClimateWorks
ClimateWorks Australia seeks to bring the best minds together in world-leading cross-disciplinary research, engagement and action projects to create the decarbonised economies of the future. To assist us in driving Australia towards a zero carbon economy, we are looking for an experienced senior analyst to lead our research program, with strengths in methodology development, quality assurance, scope management and analysis interpretation. NOTE: this is a nine month parental leave position.
Register now for PROPEL Energy Tech Forum
PROPEL Energy Tech Forum will take place in Calgary, Alberta on March 16 & 17, 2016 to bring together the best, boldest, most innovative emerging and established energy technology companies. Calgary has the opportunity to establish itself as the global leader in fostering and commercializing energy technologies. The Alberta oil sands are in the world’s view and Canada has an unprecedented opportunity to demonstrate the critical role of emerging energy technologies in its stewardship of this resource.
CCEMC extends deadline for second round of Grand Challenge
The second round of the CCEMC CAD$35 million Grand Challenge has been extended to February 1, 2016. This round is focused on near deployable ideas that turn carbon waste into a valued resource. Winners will receive up to CAD$3 million in funding to commercialize their technology in Alberta. Apply now by following the steps below.
Final call for abstracts – GHGT-13
The deadline for the submission of abstracts for GHGT-13 is the 10th February 2016. The Technical Programme Committee (TPC) would like to challenge every European CCS project to submit and present their work at the conference. Of course, having thrown down this gauntlet to Europe, it is up to projects in the rest of the world to shout about their activities so that together, we can present the global CCS scene.
Short term intern sought by British Consulate General in Calgary
The British Consulate General in Calgary is looking for a Science and Innovation Network intern to work up to March 31, 2016. Applications are due Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.
CMC’s board member named one of Calgary’s Top 40 under 40
Dan Zilnik, a board member at CMC Research Institutes, was recently announced as one of Calgary’s Top 40 under 40. Congratulations Dan!
$20 million carbon XPRIZE announced
XPRIZE, NRG, and COSIA are teaming up to find a cost-efficient way to transform CO2 emissions into valuable products. Announcing the $20 Million Carbon XPRIZE.