CERT is a multidisciplinary team of over 15 researchers based at the University of Toronto in Canada. We have a diverse background spanning chemistry, materials science, physics, photonics, and electrical engineering.

As finalists (1 of 10 globally) of the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, we have invented technology that converts CO2 emissions into fuels and chemical feedstocks. When powered by renewable energy sources, our process provides net-neutral production of precursors for fuels and consumer plastic. At the heart of our technology is the electrocatalyst, the material developed in our lab at the University of Toronto that combines CO2, protons from water, and electrons, to make chemicals such as carbon monoxide and ethylene.

We have developed record performance catalysts for the reduction of CO2 into useful products, and the evolution of O2 from H2O—two key reactions needed to realize this goal.

We are Finalists (1 of 10 globally) in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize, a $20M Prize competition to capture and convert the most CO2 into a useful product.

Team Members

Phil De Luna | CEO
Alex Ip | COO
Cao-Thang Dinh | CTO
Ted Sargent | Advisor, University Professor, VP International
David Sinton | Advisor, Professor, Canada Research Chair

Thomas Burdyny
Jonathan Edwards
Christine Gabardo
Pelayo Garcia de Arquer
Oleksandr Bushuyev
Md Golam Kibria