CERT Announced 1 of 10 Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada Winners

The Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada initiative is a first-of-its-kind public–private initiative in Canada aimed at accelerating the development of clean energy technologies with the potential to substantially reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. It is organized by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), in partnership with Gates VenturesBreakthrough Energy Ventures, the Business Development Bank of CanadaExport Development Canada and other key stakeholders.

The initiative brings together 22 clean technology startups to pitch their clean technology innovators and investors from across Canada and beyond. CERT has recently been announced as 1 of the 10 winners for up to $3 million to continue our accelerated progress towards the full development of our technology.

NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize Finalists!

Team CERT have just been announced as NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize Finalists. We are 1 of 5 teams internationally to advance to the next round, and we have been awarded $500,00 to take our technology to the next level. Stay tuned for more!

Semi-finalist OCE Solutions 2030 Competition

Carbon Electro-Recycling Toronto (CERT) was just announced as one of 20 semi-finalists for the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Solutions 2030 Challenge competition. This was a global call for innovators to propose solutions to Ontario industry greenhouse gas emissions.

A three-phase competition over three years, Ontario’s Solutions 2030 Challenge is designed to identify and accelerate the development of technologies that have a high potential to help Ontario industry meet 2030 emissions reduction targets. The 20 teams were selected from over 160 applicants from around the world. The top eight teams from Phase 1 will be invited to participate in Phase 2 and will be awarded up to $250,000 per team to support costs related to their participation.

For more information on the competition and the other semi-finalists please see the news release here: http://www.oce-ontario.org/news-events/news/2017/12/20/ontario-announces-20-semi-finalists-for-solutions-2030-challenge


Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge Top 500 Finalist!

Carbon Electrocatalytic Recycling Toronto (CERT), has been selected, among more than 3,000 projects, as part of Hello Tomorrow’s Top 500 deep-tech startups worldwide. Hello Tomorrow is a global non-profit on a mission to accelerate the transfer of breakthrough technologies into real world solutions by highlighting, empowering and connecting the most promising deep-tech entrepreneurs across the globe with the right enablers.

CERT is one of 50 best startups in the energy transition industry category of the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge.

Partnership with CO2 Solutions for Carbon XPrize

Team CERT is proud to announce a partnership with CO2 Solutions, an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture. Alongside its entry in the competition, through which it will demonstrate a process of capture and reuse of CO2 into acetic acid, CO2 Solutions has also been authorized to partner with other contenders offering a CO2 reuse process only. These newly formed combined entries will propose the CO2 Solutions capture process with the reuse process of the partner company. The announced CO2 Solutions–CERT entry is an example of such a combination. CO2 Solutions and CERT would share equally any prize money that maybe awarded to this joint entry.

CO2 Solutions’ technology lowers the cost barrier to Carbon Capture, Sequestration and Utilization (CCSU), positioning it as a viable CO2 mitigation tool, as well as enabling industry to derive profitable new products from these emissions. CO2 Solutions has built an extensive patent portfolio covering the use of carbonic anhydrase, or analogues thereof, for the efficient post-combustion capture of carbon dioxide with low‐energy aqueous solvents. Further information can be found at www.co2solutions.com.