About Svante

We’re a purpose-driven, leading carbon capture and removal solutions provider. We make filters and modular rotary contactor machines that capture and remove CO2 from industrial emissions and the air.

Our Purpose

We will create world-changing solutions that address climate change and accelerate the global transition to carbon neutrality, reversing human impact on the climate.

Enabling a Net Zero Future

We empower heavy-emitting industries with scalable, environmentally responsible carbon capture & removal solutions
tailored to their unique needs.

Our Values

Welcome &
Include Everyone.

We embrace diversity in our teams. People with different skillsets, cultures, and experiences are included and welcome at Svante.

Work Together
Toward the Same Goal

We are a smart and collaborative team that is committed to make a difference in the world. We believe that the technologies we are developing will have a radical impact on climate change and benefit future generations.

Respect the Planet.​

We strive to live an environmentally sustainable lifestyle.

Take on Challenges & be Customer Centric.

We act with respect, honesty, and integrity at all times. These values extend to our community and value chain partnerships—all of which are integral to our success. We believe that enjoying the journey is an essential part of successfully achieving our goals.

Be Safe.
Be Excellent.​

With safety foremost in mind, we strive for excellence in our people, products, and processes.

Be the Kind of Person
You Want to Work With.

We confront difficult facts head on, and have the passion, courage, and technical excellence to prevail and deliver innovative customer-centric solutions.

Our Blueprint

We’re named after Svante Arrhenius, one of the first scientists to identify the correlation between increased CO2 in the atmosphere and the warming of the Earth’s surface.

  • 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
2007-2015
  • Signed agreement with Cenovus, formerly Husky Energy, for a 30 tonne per day pilot plant in Saskatchewan (SK), Canada
  • Appointed Claude Letourneau as President & CEO
  • Round B-II closed, led by Cenovus
  • Signed collaboration agreement with Total Energies and Holcim
2016-2018
  • World’s first 30 TPD CO2 capture plant comes online in SK, Canada
  • CO2MENT Pilot Plant Project at Lafarge Canada in Richmond, BC, Canada, capturing one tonne per day for its use in building materials
  • Listed on the 2019 Global Cleantech 100
  • Process demonstration unit commissioned at Total Energies’ R&D center in Pau, France
  • Completed Series C Funding led by OGCI Climate Investment
  • Rebranded from Inventys Inc. to Svante Inc.
  • Formed Cross Capture Venture (CCV) Partnership with Enbridge, Cross River Infrastructure Partners and OTS to develop industrial-scale CCS projects (CCV) in North America
2019
  • Launched study for carbon capture demonstration plant with Chevron Technology Ventures in Bakersfield, California
  • Signed Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Climeworks for Direct Air Capture application
  • Listed in the 2021 Cleantech Top 100
  • Launched commercial-scale pre-FEED study with LafargeHolcim, OLCV, and Total Energies for LafargeHolcim cement plant in Florence, CO, USA
  • Partnered with Kiewit Engineering to form the Kiewit Svante Industrial Alliance (KSI), to design and build industrial-scale carbon capture projects across North America
  • Partnered with Technip Energies to develop industrial scale carbon capture projects in Europe
  • Received $21.4 million in US federal funding for cost-shared R&D from the DOE-NETL
  • Publication in Science about Svante’s novel Metal Organic Framework (MOF) sorbent for carbon capture
  • Signed Joint Development Agreement with BASF for industrialization of MOF sorbent synthesis
  • Closed USD $100M in Series D equity financing led by Temasek, the largest private investment in point source carbon capture at the time
  • Received CDN$25 million investment from Government of Canada to support industrialization and commercialization
2020-2021
  • Formed partnership with CO280 as a project developer for bio-capture applications
  • Launched construction of new world headquarters, The Centre of Excellence for Carbon Capture & Removal, in Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • Ranked 2nd among private companies in Corporate Knights’ Future 50 Fastest Growing Sustainable Companies in Canada
  • Chevron demo carbon capture plant launched in Bakersfield, CA, USA
  • Signed Commercial Agreement with BASF for large scale production of MOF sorbent materials
  • Closed US$318 million in Series E financing round, led by Chevron New Energies
2022 & Beyond
  • Listed in the 2021 Cleantech Top 100
  • Launched commercial-scale pre-FEED study with LafargeHolcim, OLCV, and Total Energies for LafargeHolcim cement plant in Florence, CO, USA
  • Partnered with Kiewit Engineering to form the Kiewit Svante Industrial Alliance (KSI), to design and build industrial-scale carbon capture projects across North America
  • Partnered with Technip Energies to develop industrial scale carbon capture projects in Europe
  • Received $21.4 million in US federal funding for cost-shared R&D from the DOE-NETL
  • Publication in Science about Svante’s novel Metal Organic Framework (MOF) sorbent for carbon capture
  • Signed Joint Development Agreement with BASF for industrialization of MOF sorbent synthesis
  • Closed USD $100M in Series D equity financing led by Temasek, the largest private investment in point source carbon capture at the time
  • Received CDN$25 million investment from Government of Canada to support industrialization and commercialization
2007-2015
  • Signed agreement with Cenovus, formerly Husky Energy, for a 30 tonne per day pilot plant in Saskatchewan (SK), Canada
  • Appointed Claude Letourneau as President & CEO
  • Round B-II closed, led by Cenovus
  • Signed collaboration agreement with Total Energies and Holcim
2016-2018
  • World’s first 30 TPD CO2 capture plant comes online in SK, Canada
  • CO2MENT Pilot Plant Project at Lafarge Canada in Richmond, BC, Canada, capturing one tonne per day for its use in building materials
  • Listed on the 2019 Global Cleantech 100
  • Process demonstration unit commissioned at Total Energies’ R&D center in Pau, France
  • Completed Series C Funding led by OGCI Climate Investment
  • Rebranded from Inventys Inc. to Svante Inc.
  • Formed Cross Capture Venture (CCV) Partnership with Enbridge, Cross River Infrastructure Partners and OTS to develop industrial-scale CCS projects (CCV) in North America
2019
  • Launched study for carbon capture demonstration plant with Chevron Technology Ventures in Bakersfield, California
  • Signed Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Climeworks for Direct Air Capture application
  • Listed in the 2021 Cleantech Top 100
  • Launched commercial-scale pre-FEED study with LafargeHolcim, OLCV, and Total Energies for LafargeHolcim cement plant in Florence, CO, USA
  • Partnered with Kiewit Engineering to form the Kiewit Svante Industrial Alliance (KSI), to design and build industrial-scale carbon capture projects across North America
  • Partnered with Technip Energies to develop industrial scale carbon capture projects in Europe
  • Received $21.4 million in US federal funding for cost-shared R&D from the DOE-NETL
  • Publication in Science about Svante’s novel Metal Organic Framework (MOF) sorbent for carbon capture
  • Signed Joint Development Agreement with BASF for industrialization of MOF sorbent synthesis
  • Closed USD $100M in Series D equity financing led by Temasek, the largest private investment in point source carbon capture at the time
  • Received CDN$25 million investment from Government of Canada to support industrialization and commercialization
2020-2021
  • Formed partnership with CO280 as a project developer for bio-capture applications
  • Launched construction of new world headquarters, The Centre of Excellence for Carbon Capture & Removal, in Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • Ranked 2nd among private companies in Corporate Knights’ Future 50 Fastest Growing Sustainable Companies in Canada
  • Commissioning and start-up of Chevron Demo carbon capture plant in Bakersfield, CA, USA
  • Signed Commercial Agreement with BASF for large scale production of MOF sorbent materials
  • Closed USD $270M in Series E financing round, led by Chevron New Energies
2022 & Beyond

Our Leadership Team

Executive Team

Claude Letourneau

President & CEO

Matthew Stevenson

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Richard Laliberté

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Brett Henkel

Co-Founder and Vice President, Strategic Accounts & Gov't Affairs

Pierre Hovington

Senior Vice President, Research & Development

Karen Miller

Vice President, Finance & Internal Controls

Tom Dielschneider

Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Guy Pearson

Senior Vice President, Products

Andrew McLeod

General Counsel

Rocco Meraglia

Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment & Community (HSEC)

Kent Alekson

Vice President, Corporate Development

Mania Neisiani

Vice President, Technical Services​

Tyler Cheyne

Vice President, People & Culture

Board Members

Dr. Steven Chu

Nobel Laureate and Former US Secretary of Energy

Steven Chu is currently the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. He served as Secretary of Energy in the first Obama administration.

Steven Berkenfeld

Chairman

Steven Berkenfeld is the founder and principal of Ecotopia Consulting, recently retired as a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Barclays where he served as senior sponsor of the Environmental and Social Impact Banking Initiative.

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Laura Boudreau

Vice President at Chevron Oronite

Dr. Boudreau currently oversees Chevron Oronite’s additives and specialty chemicals research and development organization.

Marc van den Berg ​

Managing Director OGCI Climate Investments

Marc is the Managing Director of OGCI’s Climate Investment Venture Capital arm. He is a member of the firm’s investment committee and an active investor and director.

Damien Vacherot

Director at Temasek International

Damien is a Director at Temasek responsible for investment activity in the Industrial and Energy sector, with a focus on the Clean Energy, Water and Waste sectors.

Roger Strauch

Chairman, The Roda Group

Roger Strauch is chairman of The Roda Group, an early stage venture capital group, based in Berkeley, California. Roger co-founded the firm with Dan Miller in 1997.

Scientific Advisors

P. Raman Narayanan

40 years global oil and downstream experience

Chemical Engineer by profession, with more than 40 years of global oil and downstream experience.​ He has proven track record in a variety of functions including technology development, GHG reduction, business/ project development, and process engineering. He is experienced in building relationships with government and NGOs on GHG policy, and also developing novel footprint reduction opportunities for the oil sands industry. During the past decade, Raman’s work has focused upon developing Quest CO₂ Capture and Sequestration Project for Shell Canada from concept to detailed engineering and funding by both Federal and Provincial governments, which is successfully in operation since 2015. Raman holds three patents, jointly with others and is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta. He also co-authored an article about de-carbonizing the aviation system using bio-jet fuel in Canadian Biomass magazine, March/April 2018.

Dr. Bowie Keefer

Expert on advanced adsorption technology

Dr. Bowie Keefer is a multidisciplinary scientist and prolific inventor whose wide-ranging research projects have been concerned with clean energy, fluid separation and climate change mitigation themes. His pioneering work on process intensification led to breakthrough developments of structured adsorbents and novel applications for adsorption in fuel cell systems. He was the original founder and Chief Scientist of QuestAir Technologies. Dr Keefer graduated in Engineering Physics from the Royal Military College of Canada, and did his doctoral thesis in theoretical physics at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. George Shimizu

Professor, Department Of Chemistry, University of Calgary

Dr. Shimizu has been a professor with the University of Calgary’s department of chemistry since 1998. Prior to his time at the University of Calgary, he was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Birmingham and a Research Associate at the Steacie Institute of the National Research Council.

He is a recipient of numerous awards such as the Strem/Canadian Society for Chemistry Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry and Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. Dr. Shimizu has given more than 90 invited, keynote and plenary talks nationally and internationally and has authored over 100 publications.

Dr. Abdelhamid Sayari

Professor,
University of Ottawa

Dr. Abdelhamid (Abdel) Sayari made outstanding contributions in porous materials, heterogeneous catalysis, and adsorption, with a particular focus on CO₂ capture​.

After receiving his PhD in Catalysis, Dr. Sayari conducted postdoctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh, before moving to the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa. In 1990, he became Professor of Chemical Engineering at Laval University in Quebec City, and in 2001, he joined the University of Ottawa as a Canada Research Chair with the mandate to establish the Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation. Dr. Sayari published more than 260 refereed papers, including 50 papers on CO₂ adsorption. He also published eight patents and seven book chapters, and co-edited four books on nanoporous materials. He has an H-index of 75 and well over 20,000 citations.