Vancouver Enterprise Forum


  • 01 Mar 2016
  • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • VIFF's Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC)


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Carbon Capture, Conversion and Storage Technologies: Challenges & Solutions

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Registration (Pre-event networking): 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Welcome, Pitches, Panel Discussion: 6:00pm to 7.30pm

Networking (light meal included): 7:30pm to 8:30pm


Eddy Chui, Director, Clean Fossil Fuels Group, CanmetENERGY
Brian Gregg, Manager Global Research - Canada, General Electric
Steve MacDonald, CEO, Climate Change Emissions Management Corporation
Nicholas McKenna, Vice President, Oil Sands Development & Subsurface, ConocoPhillips Canada
Jonathan Carley, Vice-President, Business Development, CO2 Solutions Inc.

Moderator: Richard Adamson | President, CMC Research Institutes​

Speaker Biographies

Moderator: Richard Adamson, President,
CMC Research Institutes

Richard Adamson, President of CMC Research Institutes, has overseen the successful transition of CMC from an early-stage research network to a not-for-profit accelerating the movement of technologies into industry-ready solutions. Prior to joining CMC, Richard worked with Southern Research Institute’s environment and energy team, resulting in the Carbon to Liquids Development Center in Durham, N.C. hosting pilot-scale waste- and biomass-to-liquid (hydrocarbons) technologies. He has founded or worked with small and multinational technology companies ranging from lab, environmental remote sensing, and industrial process control instruments through to starting up a micro-turbine combined heat and power distributed micro-utility.

Eddy Chui, Director
Clean Fossil Fuels Group in CanmetENERGY, Ottawa, Natural Resources Canada

Eddy Chui is responsible for directing research on advancing technologies to enhance fossil fuel extraction and utilization in an environmentally responsible manner, with priorities on: steam, power and heat generation, and carbon capture, storage and utilization. He is also the Canadian representative in the International IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Program and the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum. He has authored and co‐authored over 150 publications in international journals, conference proceedings, industrial reports and government departmental reports since receiving his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1990.

Brian Gregg
General Electric, Manager Global Research – Canada

Brian is responsible for identifying new, adjacent market growth opportunities in Canada enabled by advanced technology. Brian leads GE’s Global Research efforts in Canada where GE is actively conducting joint technology development programs with multiple O&G and broader energy industry customers and partners. He has also been instrumental in developing and managing the recent GHG Ecomagination Challenges run by GE in collaboration with both Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) and Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions (AIEES). Brian previously led GE’s Customer Innovation Centre in Calgary through its first year of operations, and designed and led over 235 customer sessions ranging from broad, market development collaborations to specific commercial or technology development initiatives sponsored by GE Businesses experimenting with “in-market” collaboration/co-creation.

Geoff Holmes, Business Development Manager
Carbon Engineering

Geoff has been working on direct capture of CO2 from the atmosphere for over 7 years. He completed his M.Sc. on the topic with Professor David Keith, and has been working at Carbon Engineering ever since. Geoff manages and executes CE’s business development strategy and is responsible for the design of CE’s air contactor. Carbon Engineering is focused on commercializing direct air capture technology, and is currently operating a demonstration plant in Squamish, B.C. Incorporated in 2009 and privately owned, CE is funded by private investors including Bill Gates and Murray Edwards. CE grew from academic work conducted on carbon management technologies by Professor David Keith’s research groups at the University of Calgary and Carnegie Mellon University.

Steve MacDonald, CEO
Climate Change Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC)

Steve MacDonald is CEO for the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) and leads the CCEMC senior management team. Prior to joining CCEMC, Steve had an extensive career in the Alberta Public Service serving various ministries, including Treasury Board, Energy, Innovation and Advanced Education and Executive Council. He played a central role in the development of Alberta’s renewed climate change policy framework that establishes a comprehensive vision, strategies and outcomes to support environmental sustainability and economic growth for Alberta.

Nicholas McKenna, Vice President, Oil Sands Development & Subsurface, ConocoPhillips Canada

Biographical details to come.


Terms + Conditions:
Tickets are non-refundable.
19 + event (no children)
Light meal are served after the presentations and are included in your ticket price.
The bar is available all evening, payable by cash, VISA and Debit card.
Please note that seating in the theatre is first-come, first-served. If the theatre is full, registered guests will be invited to join us in the lounge to view the presentation live on the large-screen.

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