Inventys Announces US$11M Series C Fundraising Round with OGCI Climate Investments as Lead Investor

Advanced carbon capture technology company, Inventys, has secured US$11M with lead investment from OGCI Climate Investments, alongside existing investors The Roda Group and Chevron Technology Ventures, as part of a planned US$21M Series C Financing Round

VANCOUVER, BC, Canada — Monday, July 16, 2018 — Inventys today announced that it has closed an initial tranche of its Series C equity financing led by OGCI Climate Investments, and including existing investors The Roda Group and Chevron Technology Ventures. A total amount raised so far of US$11M towards the Series C financing will fund the 30-tonne per day (TPD) CO₂ capture pilot plant demonstration program with Husky Energy scheduled to be in operation in Q1-2019, as well as support Inventys’ aggressive time-to-market strategy for 2020.

Dr. Pratima Rangarajan, CEO of OGCI Climate Investments, said, “As we address climate change, we must develop economic ways to capture, utilize, and store CO2. Inventys’ technology can cause a step change in the economics of CO2 capture.”

“At Inventys, we see it as an opportunity to put CO₂ to work. Some say it’s too costly and difficult to capture and use or store CO₂ using a distributed supply model. We believe Inventys’ technology will prove them wrong,” said Inventys President & CEO Claude Letourneau.

“We’ve built a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technicians, specialists, strategists, project developers and entrepreneurs dedicated to creating a global CO₂ marketplace using our breakthrough next-generation carbon capture technology.’’

A key building block for unlocking the growth of the CO₂ marketplace is shifting the carbon capture cost curve down by at least a factor of two from conventional technology (chemical solvents). Inventys found a way to do this with advanced solid adsorbent nanomaterials, combined with a novel modular compact contactor, to capture CO₂ from very dilute post-combustion flue gases (from industrial processes and gas-fired power plants).

Dr. Steven Chu, former US Secretary of Energy and a member of Inventys’ board of directors, said “Carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration from point sources such as power, cement, and steel plants is essential to minimize the risks of climate change. After completing an extensive due diligence process, OGCI Climate Investments recognized that Inventys has a leadership position in dramatically lowering the cost of carbon capture needed to develop this multibillion-dollar market opportunity.”

Due to the interest expressed by a number of strategic investors, the company is able to issue a number of additional Series C shares, for additional proceeds of up to US$10M (completing the US$21M Series C round), within a limited time window following this initial close.


About Inventys

Inventys Thermal Technologies Inc., headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, is a leading carbontech company with a vision to be a global leader in building a CO₂ marketplace and enable the mass market for bulk distributed CO₂ supply by being a focused low-cost supplier. Inventys is working to create new market spaces by leveraging its breakthrough carbon capture technology. For more information, please visit www.inventysinc.com.

 

About OGCI Climate Investments

OGCI Climate Investments LLP is a billion-dollar investment fund focused on initiating practical actions to deliver solutions for a sustainable, low-emissions future. The fund invests in technologies that have the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, are economically viable, ready to be commercialized, and deployed at scale. It was launched in November 2016 by the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, a voluntary initiative led by CEOs of 10 global oil and gas companies. For more information, please visit www.oilandgasclimateinitiative.com.

 

 

For more information, please contact:
Alison Cartier
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Inventys Inc.
M:  +1.778.990.873
Email: alison.cartier(at)inventysinc.com

 

For printing or downloading a PDF copy of the release: OGCI-Investment-SeriesC

Additional $2.6M Received from NRCan to Accelerate Deployment of Next-Gen CO₂ Capture Pilot Plant

Raising total Government funding for the once-through steam generator (OTSG) CO₂-capture pilot demonstration program to $12.3M, including support from SDTC, ERA, WINN, and IRAP VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Friday, December 15, 2017 — Inventys, the developer of the VeloxoTherm™ Process, a carbon dioxide (CO₂) capture system, is receiving $2.6M from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) through its Energy Innovation […]

Inventys Closes CAD$10M Equity Investment with Husky Energy as Lead Investor

Financing supports the deployment of a next-gen carbon capture pilot plant at Husky’s Pikes Peak South Lloyd thermal project

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Tuesday, July 11, 2017 — Inventys, the developer of the VeloxoTherm™ System, a carbon dioxide (CO2) capture process, today announced that it has closed an equity financing with Husky Energy as lead investor. The Company raised total cash proceeds of CAD$10 million in this first tranche of its current Round B-11 financing process, including investments from existing investors, The Roda Group and Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital.

Proceeds from the transaction will fund a 30-tonne per day (TPD) CO2-capture pilot plant aimed at producing a low-cost CO2-supply solution for Husky’s heavy oil enhanced oil recovery (EOR) program near Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.

“We’re very pleased to work with Husky and welcome its investment and industry knowledge,” said Inventys President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Letourneau. “This is the world’s first pilot-scale plant using structured adsorbents to capture COfrom a once-through steam generator (OTSG) for use in heavy oil recovery.”

Letourneau added, “Canada offers the perfect setting to prove our second generation carbon capture technology, reduce carbon emissions, uphold Canada’s climate goals, create jobs, and support industrial growth.”

The VeloxoTherm™ System is a next-generation CO2-capture technology that has the potential to deliver breakthrough capture costs. By combining a uniquely patented solid adsorbent structure with a rapid cycling temperature swing adsorption process, Inventys has successfully demonstrated economical CO2 capture capabilities with its compact adsorption machine.

Earlier this year, Inventys commissioned a self-contained 0.5 TPD VeloxoTherm field demonstration plant at the same Husky site as a platform for rapid development of its new adsorbent structures. The demo plant has recorded meaningful data since testing began in early 2017. The test results over the next six months will shape the design of the 30-TPD plant. The pilot plant is planned to be commissioned in the fall of 2018.

Husky has been growing its heavy oil bitumen production in the Lloydminster region of Saskatchewan and Alberta through the use of thermal technologies, where steam is injected into oil reservoirs to increase recovery. Through Inventys’ technology, Husky is looking to capture the CO2 generated from its thermal operations and use it to increase oil recovery from adjacent assets.

Inventys’ structured adsorbent is a platform technology which is used in gas separation processes, including the VeloxoTherm™ process.   The company’s patented structured adsorbent technology is used to capture high purity CO2 from dilute flue gas from coal and gas-fired power plants and industrial processes using novel proprietary solid structured adsorbent materials. This technology supports an aggressive time-to-market strategy needed to keep global warming under 2°C.

 

ABOUT INVENTYS

Inventys is a clean energy technology company with a credible solution for capturing point-source CO2 emissions and accelerating the global transition to a lower-carbon economy. The VeloxoTherm™ process combines Inventys’ patented Adsorbent Structure and rapid cycle thermal swing process to achieve unmatched economics. Unlike conventional methods, this three-step process maximizes carbon capture productivity, cuts capital costs, and reduces regeneration energy. For more information about Inventys and the VeloxoTherm™ process, please visit www.inventysinc.com. You can also connect with us on Facebook or Twitter @inventysinc.

For more information please contact:

Alison Cartier
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Inventys, Inc.
M:  +1.778.990.8734
Email: [email protected]
For printing or downloading a pdf copy of the release: 2017-07-11_Husky-Investment