CarbonCure - Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies for the Concrete Industry

Nominated by:

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Year: 2022

About the Innovation

CarbonCure receives a Governor General’s Innovation Award for their work as a global leader in CO2 removal technologies – an essential climate solution for companies and countries to meet their Net Zero targets. Captured CO2 is incorporated into the normal concrete production process, whereby it is permanently mineralized within the material to yield improved sustainability, material performance and economic benefits. Under the leadership of Chair and CEO, Robert Niven, CarbonCure has developed and deployed carbon removal technologies in hundreds of concrete plants worldwide.

About the Innovators

CarbonCure Technologies is the global leader in carbon dioxide (CO₂) removal technologies – an essential climate solution for companies and countries to meet their Net Zero targets. CarbonCure Chair and CEO Robert Niven founded the company in 2012 with a mission to save 500 million tonnes of CO₂ emissions annually by 2030. For CarbonCure’s concrete partners, the company’s technologies produce a concrete product with a lower carbon footprint and without economic or quality compromises. For developers and designers, CarbonCure’s innovative carbon removal technology is a direct way to reduce embodied carbon, or the CO₂ emissions from building materials manufacturing and construction. For corporations pursuing net zero targets, CarbonCure offers high-quality, permanent carbon removal with a verified methodology, full traceability, plus social and environmental co-benefits: including water stewardship and waste reduction. Over the past decade, CarbonCure has expanded to markets worldwide, continued to drive innovation with new hardware and digital climate technologies and won numerous international awards honouring leadership in sustainability, innovation and technology development including the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE and induction into the Cleantech Group's Hall of Fame in 2022 and selected as its 2020 North American Company of the Year. It has also attracted investment from leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy (Bill Gates), Amazon, BDC Capital, Microsoft and Mitsubishi.

Mr. Robert Niven, Ms. Jennifer Wagner, Dr. George Monkman, Dr. Dean Forgeron

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