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Innovative Solutions for Reducing CO2 Emissions – The Carbon XPRIZE Finalists

We all have a role to play in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including CO2 (aka carbon dioxide) emissions. Petro-Canada is helping our customers contribute to a net-zero world by providing them with cleaner energy choices such as renewable fuels and the Petro-Canada™ Electric Highway.

Through it’s membership in COSIA – the Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance – Suncor, the proud owner of Petro-Canada, supports the Carbon XPRIZE, a partnership between the U.S.-based XPRIZE Foundation, American power company NRG, and Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), that is designed to accelerate new technologies for converting CO2 emissions from industrial facilities (electricity generation and oil and gas production) into valuable and usable products.


The Carbon XPRIZE competition is structured as a two-track prize, with the new technologies tested at either a coal power plant in Wyoming or a natural gas power plant in Calgary – the Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre (ACCTC), which is an outdoor testing site designed specifically for demonstrating CO2 capture and conversion technologies. Suncor is a partner in the ACCTC.

Since 2015, teams from around the world have been taking their big ideas on what we can do with CO2 emissions and accelerating the development of technologies that transform CO2 into valuable products. Get to know the featured finalists and winner of the Carbon XPRIZE, all proud Canadian companies, through their explainer videos.

CarbonCure Technologies (Carbon XPRIZE Winner) – Dartmouth, NS
The Big Idea: embed CO2 in concrete— to improve its performance and make it stronger.

CERT Systems (Finalist) – Toronto, ON
The Big Idea: convert CO2 emissions into chemical feedstocks, and when powered by renewable energy sources, provides net-negative production of precursors for fuels and consumer plastics.

Carbon Upcycling (Finalist) – Calgary, AB
The Big Idea: transform CO2 into the base materials for a wide range of products, ranging from batteries to plastics to concrete.

Air Company (Finalist) – Toronto, ON and New York, NY
The Big Idea: transform CO2 into impurity-free alcohols, which can be used in everything from spirits and fragrances to cleaning products and carbon-neutral fuel.


~Kate T.


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