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Capture and conversion discussed at Feb. Co2lloquium

February 26, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CMC’s February 26 Co2lloquium will focus on emerging technologies in the field on carbon capture and conversion. Also discussed will be the Technology Commercialization and Innovation Centre (TCIC) currently under construction in Richmond. When complete, the centre will house piloting facilities for CMC’s Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute.

Featured speakers are Sergio Berretta, Vice President and COO of BC Research Inc., and Naoko Ellis, Senior Research Director for CMC’s Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute and Professor at the University of British Columbia.


RSVP required: To register contact Joan Smart at joan.smart@cmcghg.com. Joan will leave your name with the security desk at the front of the Research Centre.

Everyone is welcome!


Sergio Berretta, a Professional Engineer in BC, leads BC Research Inc. as Vice President and COO, steering business development efforts, providing technical direction, and implementing the company’s technology commercialization strategies.

He is also responsible for the management and execution of BC Research’s main mandates:

  1. Develop and commercialize profitable technologies
  2. Support the growth of local start-ups
  3. Create and lead industrial initiatives for the benefit of BC and Canada

Sergio has 20 years of experience in technology and process development, with international experience in the engineering design and commissioning of chemical industrial plants. He has led the engineering design and commissioning of eight world-scale chemical industrial plants and novel processes for companies in three continents. In his previous endeavors at NORAM Engineering, he managed the R&D department for the nitration group, the largest business unit of the company, streamlining the innovation and commercialization process of the group.

Sergio is passionate about the development and commercialization of clean-tech processes and is actively involved in BC related initiatives, including the growth of the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute here in British Columbia, which is a collaborative effort among CMC, the University of British Columbia and BC Research.

Dr. Naoko Ellis is Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC; and the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, currently serving on the board. She will talk about the emerging technologies in the areas of carbon capture and conversion that are being developed through the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute, and the Clean Energy Research Centre at the University of British Columbia.




February 26, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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