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
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
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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