CERT is a multidisciplinary team with expertise in chemistry, materials science and mechanical engineering based at the University of Toronto. Led by Prof. Ted Sargent and Prof. David Sinton, we are in the final phase of testing and scaling up our CO2 utilization technology to commercial viability

As one of the finalists in the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition, we have invented a technology that efficiently utilize CO2 emissions to produce renewable 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 a record-breaking electrocatalyst that combines CO2, protons from water, and electrons, to make valuable chemicals such as carbon monoxide and ethylene.

The Team

Prof. Ted Sargent | Advisor, University Professor, VP International
Prof. David Sinton | Advisor, Professor, Canada Research Chair

Team Leads
Christine Gabardo
Alex Ip
Jonathan Edwards
Colin O’Brien

Joshua Wicks
Armin Sedighian Rasouli
Jarvis Liu
Jimmy Lam
Luke Kershaw
Jehad Abed
Oliver Horner
Alina Alidina
Shivani Krishnan

Phil De Luna
Thomas Burdyny
Pelayo Garcia de Arquer
Oleksandr Bushuyev
Md Golam Kibria
Cao-Thang Dinh
Yen Hoang
Jared Sisler
Christopher McCallum

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