Canada’s large-scale carbon conversion technology centre opens


The new Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre (ACCTC) located at the Shepard Energy Centre, has officially opened its doors today, allowing companies to test their carbon conversion technologies in an operational industrial facility.

The $20m centre will be a testing ground for leading edge technologies to turn carbon dioxide (CO2) gases into something valuable, such as consumer goods, building materials or even pharmaceutical medicine.

Officials say it’s one of only a few centres in the world where carbon conversion technologies can be tested at this scale. The first companies to use the ACCTC will be the five finalists for the Carbon XPrize, a contest to convert CO2 emissions from the energy industry into usable products.

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