Inventys Partners with Total and Lafarge to Bring Carbon Capture Program to British Columbia

Project COMENT secures funding from Total, Lafarge, CCP (CO Capture Project), Province of B.C., and Government of Canada

VANCOUVER, BC, Canada — Tuesday, May 28, 2019 — Inventys today announced a project partnership to develop and demonstrate the first full-cycle solution to capture and reuse CO₂ from a cement plant while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Project CO₂MENT will demonstrate and evaluate Inventys’ CO₂ Capture System and a selection of CO₂ utilization technologies at Lafarge’s Richmond, BC, cement plant over the next four years.

This project is led by Inventys in partnership with Lafarge Canada Inc., a member of the global building materials group, LafargeHolcim, and Total, a major energy company. It also received financial support from CCP (CO₂ Capture Project), the Province of B.C., and Canada’s federal government through the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).

“At Inventys, we see a real opportunity to build a CO₂ marketplace where tonnes of CO₂ are traded between emitters and users,” said Inventys President & CEO Claude Letourneau. “This project provides an opportunity for global industry leaders to work together using everyone’s expertise to create new business models while fighting climate change.”

Project CO₂MENT received $150,000 through the B.C. government’s Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund, which provides funding to projects that align with B.C.’s climate goals, while also supporting a thriving clean-energy sector.

“Project CO₂MENT  is a great example of how made-in-B.C. innovations and technology are putting us on the path to a cleaner, better future,” said Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. “Like other projects supported by the Innovative Clean Energy Fund, it will help achieve our government’s CleanBC plan to reduce climate pollution, boost the economy, and create good jobs.”

Lafarge’s Richmond cement plant has been building in Canada for over 60 years. In a drive towards its 2030 Sustainability goals, Lafarge recently expanded its low carbon fuel program with the addition of a $28-million system to use non-recyclable waste as fuel.  This new fuel system will make Richmond the most carbon efficient cement plant in Canada.  More than a million tonnes of cement are produced per year in Richmond, making it a large emitter of CO₂ in British Columbia.

“It takes intensive energy to heat limestone to the level necessary for its transformation into cement and the chemical reaction itself produces CO₂ so we are very interested in researching ways to capture these emissions and reuse them in our concrete products.” Lafarge Western Canada CEO, Brad Kohl said.

“Total is delighted to invest and support the CO2MENT project that demonstrates effectiveness and robustness of technologies to capture CO2 from real industrial flue gas. This is an important step forward to make CCUS an economic solution”, says Samuel Lethier, Total CO2 Capture R&D Project Manager. “Total is committed to invest 10% of its annual R&D investment into Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage that will play an essential role in achieving carbon neutrality in the second half of the century.”

CCP Board Chair, Jonathan Forsyth comments: “This is an exciting project for CCP to be joining. CCP as an International capture and storage technology innovation programme have always put a focus on new technology development that will advance CCS.  Our participation in Phase II of CO₂MENT aligns with that and, if successful, the project could create another potential solution that reduces the cost of capturing CO2 from industry applications.”

The project provides an opportunity to evaluate the potential for a new business model for supplying post-combustion CO₂ to the existing CO₂ market as well as assessing the economic feasibility of newly developed CO₂ utilization technologies. “Using the CO₂ as a raw material, especially when coupled with BC’s renewable energy, could potentially generate profits to subsidize the costs of CO₂ capture and enable a use in a region where storage can’t exist,” said Inventys Co-Founder and VP of Strategic Accounts, Brett Henkel. “Our objective is to see if a commercial scale project can provide a business case for up to 3,000 tons of CO2 per day, preventing those emissions from going to the atmosphere.”

The objectives of Project CO₂MENT are as follows:

  • PHASE I ― The Contaminant Program : Reduce harmful organic and inorganic substances, such as sulphur dioxide, dust and soot, as well as nitrogen oxides, from cement flue gas;
  • PHASE II ― The CO₂ Capture Program: Separate the CO₂ from flue gas using a customized-for-cement version of Inventys’ carbon capture technology at pilot scale;
  • PHASE III ― The CO₂ Reuse Program: Prepare post-combustion CO₂ for reuse and support the economical assessment and demonstration of CO₂ conversion technologies onsite, such as CO₂-injected concrete and fly ash.

Funding for the first two phases is complete and development of Phase I is underway. Phase I will begin operation in 2019; followed by Phase II & III in 2020.

 

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.

For more information, please contact:
Alison Cartier
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Inventys Inc.
M: +1.778.990.8734
Email: [email protected]

 

About Lafarge Canada
Lafarge is Canada’s largest provider of diversified construction materials and a member of the global group, LafargeHolcim. With 6,000 employees and 400 sites across Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities. The cities where Canadians live, work, and raise their families along with the community’s infrastructure benefit from the solutions provided by Lafarge consisting of aggregates, asphalt and paving, cement, precast concrete, ready-mix concrete and road construction.

Through LafargeHolcim’s 2030 Plan, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations. The company has a sixty-year history in Canada and works continually to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Lewis
Media Relations, Lafarge
[email protected]
1-403-723-7151

 

About  Total

Total is a major energy company that produces and supplies oil, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more affordable, more innovative and accessible to all. With operations in more than 130 countries, our aim is to become the world’s leading responsible energy major.

For more information, please contact:
Press Relations: +33 (0)1 47 44 46 99 l [email protected] l @TotalPress
Investor Relations: +44 (0)207 719 7962 l [email protected]

 

About CO₂ Capture Project

Since CCP’s formation in 2000, it has undertaken more than 150 projects to increase understanding of the science, economics and engineering applications of carbon capture and storage.

CCP works alongside specialists from industry, technology providers and academia to advance technologies, improve operational approaches and help make CCS a viable option for CO2 mitigation in the oil and gas industry. CCP has been working closely with government organizations – including the US Department of Energy, European Commission and 60+ academic bodies and global research institutes.

The members of CCP’s fourth phase are BP, Chevron and Petrobras.

For further information on CCP and its projects, register at www.co2captureproject.org.
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Inventys closes US$5M investment from BDC as part of Series C Fundraising Round

The advanced CO₂ capture technology company has now secured total proceeds to date of US$16M received under the planned US$21M Series C Financing Round, which was led by OGCI Climate Investments, alongside existing investors The Roda Group and Chevron Technology Ventures

Vancouver, February 6, 2019 — Inventys today announced that it has formally closed on an investment of US$5M from BDC’s Cleantech Practice, initially received on December 28, 2018, as well as an additional follow-on investment from existing shareholder Chevron Technology Ventures. This brings total proceeds received under the Series C Financing, which was led by OGCI Climate Investments, to US$16M out of a total round of US$21M. Inventys is targeting a close of the final US$5M under the Series C round prior to June 30, 2019, in order to fully fund its corporate program through 2020.

The funds will be used to complete the Company’s 30-tonne-per-day (TPD) CO₂ capture demonstration plant project with Husky Energy, currently in the final construction stages and due to begin operations in Q2-2019.

“Inventys is showing they have the expertise, the vision, and the technological approach to develop the CO₂ marketplace and to help tackle climate change,” says Susan Rohac, Vice President, BDC Cleantech Practice. “Inventys is in an excellent position to scale up its technology platform and play a leading role in strengthening the carbon value chain.”

The partnership between Inventys and BDC’s Cleantech Practice will allow Inventys to reach its goal of commercializing a first-of-its-kind, industrial-scale CO₂ capture plant by the end of 2020. The investment is part of BDC’s $700-million, five-year commitment announced in 2018 to help high-potential Canadian cleantech firms with market-ready technology or products meet the capital-intensive needs of scaling and achieving timely growth.

“At Inventys, we see a real opportunity to put CO2 to work and to build a CO₂ marketplace where gigatonnes of CO₂ are traded between emitters and users,” said Inventys President and CEO Claude Letourneau. “Inventys’ solution is focusing on distributed CO₂ supply using modular plant designs.”

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).

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 BDC

BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. It promotes Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. With its 123 business centres from coast to coast, BDC provides businesses in all industries with financing and advisory services. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers equity, venture capital and flexible growth and transition capital solutions. BDC is also the first financial institution in Canada to receive B Corp certification. To find out more, visit bdc.ca.

About Chevron Technology Ventures

Since 1999, Chevron Technology Ventures has been committed to pushing energy’s frontiers. We pursue new business models and externally developed technologies that enhance the way Chevron produces and delivers affordable, reliable, cleaner energy. Fostering innovation both within Chevron and across the energy landscape, we champion the integration of solutions that address current business needs and those of tomorrow. Through our technology deployments and venture capital portfolio, we support a wide range of pioneers that are shaping the future of energy.

Contacts:

Alison Cartier
Manager, Marketing & Communications, Inventys Inc.
[email protected]
1.778.990.8734

Joanne Lajeunesse
Public Affairs, BDC
[email protected]
1.844.625.8321

Inventys Named to the 2019 Global Cleantech 100

Out of more than 13,000 innovators from over 90 countries, Inventys secures a place in the 2019 Global Cleantech 100

 

VANCOUVER, BC, Canada — Tuesday, January 29, 2019 — Inventys, a leading carbontech company developing a CO₂ marketplace, was named by Cleantech Group in the prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100.

The Global Cleantech 100 is an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. It features the private, independent, for-profit companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges. This year marks the 10th edition of the list.

“We are delighted to be recognized for our innovation in the CO₂ marketplace,” said Inventys President & CEO Claude Letourneau. “Our team is constantly striving to improve the productivity of our carbon capture system in order to provide the lowest cost of high purity CO₂ product to our customers.”

The list combines Cleantech Group’s research data with qualitative judgements from nominations and insight from a global 87-member expert panel comprised of leading investors and experts from corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting. From pioneers and veterans to new entrants, the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community and results in a list with a powerful base of respect and support from many important players within the cleantech innovation ecosystem. The list is sponsored by Chubb.

The complete list of 100 companies was revealed January 28th at the 17th annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco.

 

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 Cleantech Group
Cleantech® Group provides research, consulting and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. At every stage from initial strategy to final deals, we bring corporate change makers, investors, governments and stakeholders from across the ecosystem the access and customized support they need to thrive in a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient future.

The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco with a growing international presence in London. Our parent company, Enovation Partners, is based in Chicago.

 

For more information, please contact:

Alison Cartier
Inventys Inc.
M: +1.778.990.8734
Email: [email protected]


Laura Dolby
Cleantech Group
Email: [email protected]

 

To download or read a pdf copy of the release, click: NR_2019-01-20_Cleantech100

 

Inventys Selected for Unreasonable Impact Americas Program for Cutting Edge Approach to Tackling Global Issues While Creating Jobs

October 28, 2018 – NEW YORK – After a rigorous selection process involving hundreds of world-class companies from across the Americas, Inventys has been chosen to join twelve other growth-stage ventures in the 2018 Unreasonable Impact Americas program.

Today through November 8, 2018, these entrepreneurs on a mission to generate thousands of future jobs in the emerging green economy will learn how to scale their companies faster at the third annual Unreasonable Impact Americas program. Unreasonable Impact is an innovative multi-year partnership between Barclays and Unreasonable Group to launch the world’s first international network of programs focused on scaling up entrepreneurial solutions that will help employ thousands worldwide while solving some of our most pressing societal challenges.

Inventys is a progressive carbontech company with an aspiration to be a global leader in building a physical CO2 marketplace.  Action should be taken now to capture CO2 from large manmade industrial and gas power plants.  We see carbon management as an opportunity to put CO2 to work.  For any climate mitigation portfolio and carbon management plan to be meaningful, it will require CO2 to be utilized and stored at the gigatonne scale.

During the two-week intensive program, Inventys will receive mentorship and advice from business experts and serial entrepreneurs, including Tom Chi, former head of experience at Google X; Betty Hudson, President at Hudson & Associates and former Chief Communications Officer at National Geographic; and Ted Roosevelt, Chair of Barclays Cleantech Initiative, among other senior leaders from across Barclays.

The program will take place in Connecticut and include two exhibition events, one of which will be in New York City, where Inventys will showcase their innovation.

“Gigatonne-scale carbon management will require massive investments and therefore presents significant supply chain and financing opportunities and challenges,” said Inventys President & CEO Claude Letourneau.  “I’m very excited to be part of this program and to be challenged by such an impressive network of business experts.”

“Through the Unreasonable Impact program, Barclays hopes to create jobs that benefit society and accelerate economic growth,” said Joe McGrath, Global Head of Banking at Barclays. “This is Barclays’ third year sponsoring the Unreasonable Impact program, and we look forward to supporting these entrepreneurs with our resources and mentorship to help them scale their business.”

Daniel Epstein, Founder and CEO of Unreasonable Group, said, “Since launching Unreasonable Impact, we have supported some of the world’s most exciting and impactful ventures to grow faster and create nearly 7,000 new jobs. We’re incredibly excited to bring this new group of ground-breaking ventures into the global portfolio and support them on their journey of delivering high-impact, rapidly scaling solutions to problems the world previously thought were impossible to solve.”

After two full years of programs, Unreasonable Impact’s community of over 70 ventures currently impacts over 105 million people, operates in over 180 countries, supports nearly 20,000 jobs and has raised a combined $1.3bn in total financing to date. As the third year commences, Inventys will join this notable global network in its shared effort to create thousands of jobs on the frontier of the green economy.

For more information, visit unreasonableimpact.com.

The participating US companies include:

  • Astraea: Building the world’s most advanced machine learning platform for Earth-observing satellite data and geospatial information.
  • Cambrian Innovation: Providing distributed installations to extract resources like clean energy and clean water from wastewater.
  • ECOR: Providing material solutions for products to be designed from 100% recycled waste that are also 100% recyclable.
  • Evrnu: Recycling cotton garment waste to create premium, renewable fiber for the creation of new clothing.
  • Hydrostor: Providing grid-scale electricity storage by storing renewable energy as compressed air.
  • Inventys: Building the CO2 marketplace via breakthrough carbon capture technology.
  • Kuli Kuli Foods: Improving nutrition and farmer income through delicious moringa superfood products.
  • Natel Energy: Enabling climate resilient hydropower while maintaining the health of watershed ecosystems and the communities who surround them.
  • Qnergy: Providing renewable, reliable, resilient power through Free-Piston Stirling Engine technology.
  • Stony Creek Colors: Using bio-based textile dyes to bring sustainability to farmers while empowering fashion brands with transparency.
  • Vital Vio: Reinventing disinfection to safely and continuously kill germs, mold, and fungi with the flip of a light switch through advanced LED technology.
  • Zero Mass Water: Making drinking water an unlimited resource with SOURCE, a set of panels that make water from air.
  • ZincFive: Delivering nickel-zinc based energy storage and delivery solutions for mission critical industries.

About Barclays
Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 80,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website www.home.barclays

About Unreasonable Group
Unreasonable’s mission is to drive resources to and break down barriers for entrepreneurs solving key global challenges (i.e. ensuring renewable energy reaches the 1.3 billion people currently without electricity, reimagining the future of healthcare, or addressing the global unemployment crisis). Through running worldwide accelerator programmes, a globally oriented private equity fund, an extensive network of over 300 serial business leaders as mentors, and advanced storytelling and media activities, Unreasonable is designed to exclusively support entrepreneurs positioned to solve society’s toughest problems. For more information about Unreasonable, please visit www.unreasonablegroup.com.

About Unreasonable Impact, created with Barclays
Unreasonable Impact is an innovative multi-year partnership between Barclays and Unreasonable Group to launch the world’s first international network of accelerators focused on scaling up entrepreneurial solutions that will help employ thousands worldwide in the emerging green economy. Since 2016, Unreasonable Impact has hosted programs each year in three distinct markets: the Americas, UK and Europe, and Asia Pacific. To date, the 70-plus ventures that comprise the global cohort operate in over 180 countries, have raised over $1.3bn in funding, have generated over $1.1bn in revenue, and support almost 20,000 jobs.

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.

 

For more information, please contact:
Alison Cartier
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Inventys Inc.
M: +1.778.990.8734
Email: [email protected]

 

To download or read a pdf copy of the release, click: NR_2018-10-29_Inventys_Unreasonable-Impact-Americas-2018-Entrepreneur

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 […]

Former Airbus CTO Joins Board of Inventys a Canadian Carbon Capture Company

VANCOUVER, British Columbia —August 31, 2017 — Former Airbus CTO Jean Botti recently joined the Board of Directors of Inventys, a clean energy technology company that has developed a transformational method for capturing CO2 from industrial, natural gas and coal power plants.

“I’m very pleased to join the board of Inventys at such a pivotal time in our history as the world comes together to address decarbonizing the energy sector” said Botti. “I look forward to working closely with the other members of the Board and executive team to help develop new collaboration to spur innovation and to tap into the capabilities of industrial partners and universities needed to commercialize this technology.”

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 cycle temperature swing adsorption process, Inventys has successfully demonstrated economical CO2 capture capabilities with its compact adsorption machine.

Inventys President and CEO Claude Letourneau said, “With extensive experience in managing world-class industrial R&D programs, large-scale product development and market launches, the appointment of Mr. Botti will further strengthen our ability to rapidly scale-up our first pilot plant and to develop a high-quality and reliable manufacturing eco-system.”

Recently Inventys announced plans to build a 30-tonne per day (TPD) CO2-capture pilot plant aimed at producing a low-cost CO2-supply solution for Husky Energy’s heavy oil enhanced oil recovery (EOR) program near Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.

“Jean provides experience launching first-in-the-world technologies and creating market leaders,” Inventys Chairman Wayne G. Thomson said. “He is widely recognized for accelerating development and Inventys will benefit from his global experience building partner relationships.”

Botti was Chief Technical Officer of Airbus Group from 2006 to 2016 where he was responsible for research and development, business development, and program management. During this time he created the 25-year roadmap for electric aviation and delivered the world’s first electrical aircraft in 2015.

 

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 low-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
O:  +1.604.456.0504  x256
Email: [email protected]
For printing or downloading a pdf copy of the release: 2017-08-31_New-Director-Botti.pdf

Inventys Appoints Daryl Musselman as New VP Manufacturing Operations

VANCOUVER, British Columbia —August 31, 2017 — Inventys announced that Daryl D. Musselman, PhD, P.Eng. was recently appointed Vice President, Manufacturing Operations, filing a strategic position as the carbon capture technology company builds the world’s first pilot-scale plant using structured adsorbents to capture CO2 for Husky Energy.

“Daryl has unique experience in the gas separation business and comprehensive understanding of structured adsorbent bed manufacturing process,” President and CEO Claude Letourneau said. “Furthermore, with more than 25 years’ experience as a mechanical expert, he will be responsible for the strategy, planning, direction and execution for all of our manufacturing operations, including supply chain management, engineering group (manufacturing process and full turn-key gas treatment plants) and field services of gas plants.”

Dr. Musselman commented, “Inventys is pioneering the development of a compact adsorption machine to separate CO2 from dilute flue gas. This approach, in my opinion, has the potential to significantly improve the speed, size, and costs of carbon capture system deployment. I look forward to contributing to the commercialization of this technology.”

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 announced plans to commission a 30-tonne per day (TPD) CO2-capture pilot plant to capture CO2 from a once-through steam generator (OTSG)  at Husky’s Pikes Peak South Lloyd thermal project. The pilot plant is planned to be commissioned in the fall of 2018.

 

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 low-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
O:  +1.604.456.0504  x256
Email: [email protected]
For printing or downloading a pdf copy of the release: 2017-08-31_VP-Manufacturing.pdf

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

Industrial Projects Veteran Appointed as New President & CEO

Claude Letourneau brings more than 30 years’ experience in advanced technology development and commercialization to carbon capture company’s executive team.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — March 23, 2017 — Inventys the developer of the VeloxoTherm™ System, a next-generation carbon dioxide (CO2) capture process, today announced the appointment of Claude Letourneau as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. A veteran technology executive with a successful track record of managing large world-class projects, Letourneau will help lead Inventys through commercialization of its transformational carbon capture system.

“We are very pleased to have attracted Claude Letourneau to lead Inventys,” said Inventys Chairman Wayne G. Thomson. “Claude has a rare range of experience; he combines success in advanced technology development with extensive experience leading major capital-intensive industrial projects. This is experience we need at Inventys as we roll out our large field demonstration and commercial facilities.”

Before joining Inventys, Letourneau served in senior-level management roles in mining, metallurgy and construction as well as with innovation-driven enterprises. He provides the experience needed to guide Inventys to new levels of growth and opportunity.

“Inventys’ strategic shift to open collaboration has delivered a technology breakthrough that is transforming the carbon capture industry,” said Co-Founder and CTO Soheil Khiavi. “Over the past six months, we have successfully used new adsorbent materials in our structured adsorbent platform and demonstrated a three-fold increase in capacity and lower regeneration energy.

“Our techno-economic assessments indicate we should meet the transformational carbon capture cost targets and with the latest breakthrough in our structures technology we could surpass industry expectations in the future,” Khiavi added. “I’m thrilled to welcome a high-caliber executive to help us along this next phase and accelerate the company’s time to market.”

The company’s thermal swing adsorbent technology captures high purity CO2 from diluted flue gas from coal and gas-fired power plants and industrial processes using novel proprietary solid structured adsorbent materials.

“Climate change is one of the greatest challenges the world faces today.  I’m very excited to join this strong technical team and experienced Board with a clear vision and drive to commercialize a breakthrough solution to carbon capture,” said Letourneau. “Inventys is a unique company—its intellectual property rights and internal adsorbent manufacturing combined with collaborative partnerships for its compact adsorption machine (CAM) support 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 low-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
O:  +1.604.456.0504  x256
Email: [email protected]
For printing or downloading a pdf copy of the release: 2017-03-23_New-CEO.pdf