Global Clean Energy Congress 2011 Advances Energy Solutions for Canadian Business

Virgin Earth Challenge Finalists Unveiled at Yesterday's Event

CALGARY, Nov. 3, 2011 /CNW/ - Global Clean Energy Congress 2011, a global platform to demonstrate, discuss and debate clean energy strategies and technologies, will help attendees and delegates move their companies towards a cleaner tomorrow. The Congress will conclude today at Stampede Park.

There will be three key presentations throughout the day that will focus on the integration of clean energy tools and strategies. The day will begin with visionary and economist, Ian Goldin of Oxford University from 8:40 am - 9:00 am; a Three Nations Global Report discussing energy supply and demand for 2050 for Africa, China and North America from 9:10 am - 10:00 am; and SAIT's president and CEO, Irene Lewis, prepares a clean energy workforce from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm.

The Innovation Playground, located on the Exhibition floor, offers a hands‐on demonstration opportunity for attendees to see the latest innovations and clean energy technology in action. Free entry for industry professionals.

Yesterday, a multinational announcement was made at the Global Clean Energy Congress 2011: the Virgin Earth Challenge unveiled 11 finalists from an original 2,600 submissions to the world for the first time.

The purpose of the Challenge is simple and clear: $25 million for the first to establish a safe technology and business to capture carbon from thin air. One Canadian company has made the cut: Carbon Engineering, led by David Keith.

After a diligent technical review process, the 11 leading organizations are: Biochar Solutions (US); Biorecro (Sweden); Black Carbon (Denmark); Carbon Engineering (Canada); Climeworks (Switzerland); Coaway (US); Full Circle Biochar (US); Global Thermostat (US); Kilimanjaro Energy (US); Smart Stones (Netherlands) and The Savory Institute (US).

The leading organizations bring expertise and solutions from a wide range of areas which includes air capture, biochar, bio-energy with carbon capture and storage, enhanced weathering on land, and land management.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Organized by WADE Canada and dmg events, Global Clean Energy Congress 2011 is an inaugural conference and exhibition in Calgary at Stampede Park, featuring keynote speakers, investors and inventors as well as sessions on cleaner hydrocarbons, energy efficiencies, transportation, nuclear, hydrogen, onsite generation and more.  The event is being held November 1-3, and 3,000 visitors to the exhibition, 100 exhibiting companies, and 400 conference delegates are expected.  Key stakeholders include Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC), ENMAX, Encana Natural Gas, GE, Government of Alberta, and Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary.

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