CarbonCure’s Sean Monkman named Canada’s Mission Innovation Champion
May 28, 2019
Mission Innovation is a global initiative involving 22 countries and the European Commission.
Sean Monkman, PhD, P.Eng., senior vice president of technology development at CarbonCure Technologies, has been named Canada’s inaugural Mission Innovation Champion at the 4thannual Mission Innovation Summit (MI4) and 10th annual Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) summit hosted by Canada in Vancouver, May 27 to 29.
Mission Innovation, a global initiative involving 22 countries and the European Commission, has identified carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) as one of 8 Innovation Challenges that are key to achieving substantial emissions reductions.
Mission Innovation Champions were selected from member countries to celebrate individuals with a track record of progressing creative new ideas that drive the pace and scale of the clean energy revolution.
Canada has been recognized as a leader in developing and promoting CCUS solutions to scale. According to the Global CO2 Initiative, carbon capture and utilization (CCU) in concrete is estimated to create a $400 billion market opportunity with 3 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) reductions by 2030 pending the implementation of targeted policies.
Monkman will be representing Canada’s innovation potential and sharing lessons on developing scalable CCU climate solutions in partnership with government and industry.
Nova Scotia-based CarbonCure’s CO2 mineralization technology is available in more than 130 locations across North America and Asia. The technology allows concrete producers and governments to meet climate goals through infrastructure development without capital expenditures.