What We Do

Named after Nobel Laureate Svante Arrhenius, one of the first scientists to identify the atmospheric carbon-climate change connection, Svante is the first name in commercially viable, economically scalable, second generation carbon capture technology.

Svante makes commercial-scale carbon capture a reality, and positions global industries to play o­ffense in the fight against climate change.

We open opportunities for CO2 utilization and net-zero emissions at giga-tonne scale.

Our History

2007-2015

  • Founded by four professionals from the gas purification and separation industry
  • Turned their expertise specifically towards the resolution of CO2 capture challenges
  • R&D facility opened in Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • First proprietary CO2 capture machine designed and built to capture half a ton of carbon per day
  • Signed R&D agreement with Suncor
  • Series A&B: Roda Group, Mitsui, Chevron and Chrysalix
  • Secured bench-scale demo project funding with Canada, Province of Alberta and UK
  • Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu joins board
2016-2018

  • Partnered with U.S. Department of Energy and NRG Energy to test half-ton-per-day CO2 capture unit using activated carbon adsorbent on coal power plant flue gas
  • Signed agreement with Husky Energy to test half-ton capture unit and 30 tonne per day (TPD) pilot plant
  • Appointed new President and CEO Claude Letourneau
  • Round B-II led by Husky Energy
  • Former Airbus CTO Jean Botti joins board
  • Creation of advanced adsorbent material lab
  • Signed MOU with Oxy USA Inc.
  • Signed collaboration agreement with Total SA
  • Signed collaboration agreement with LafargeHolcim
2019 & Up

  • World’s first 30 TPD CO2 capture plant comes on line at Husky Pikes Peak South Project in Saskatchewan, Canada
  • CO2MENT Project at LafargeHolcim in Richmond, BC, Canada, capturing one tonne per day for its use in building materials
  • Laboratory test unit of 100 kg per day installed at Total S.A. R&D center in Pau, France
  • Inventys Thermal Technologies changed its name to Svante Inc.

Our People

Passionate about making a difference for climate change, our team is leading the way in carbon capture second generation technology and solutions.

Our Management Team

Claude Letourneau

President & CEO

Brett Henkel

Co-Founder & VP, Strategic Accounts & Government Affairs

Matthew Stevenson

VP, Finance & Corporate Strategy

Karen Miller

Corporate Controller

Daryl D. Musselman

VP, Engineering & Operations

Pierre Hovington

VP, Research & Development

Guy Pearson

VP, SAB Manufacturing

Our Board of Directors

Wayne G. Thomson

Chairman

Dr. Steven Chu

Nobel Laureate and Former US Secretary of Energy

Jean Botti

Former Airbus Group’s Chief Technical Officer

Ganesh-Kailasam-OGCI

Ganesh Kailasam

Technical Director of Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)

Roger Strauch

Chairman of The Roda Group

Our Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Bowie Keefer

Expert on advanced adsorption technology

P. Raman Narayanan

Expert in innovative energy technology

Dr. Douglas Ruthven

Internationally known author of widely cited textbooks on chemical engineering

Dr. Abdelhamid (Abdel) Sayari

Professor, University of Ottawa