Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, has issued the following statement in response to the launch of Carbon Engineering’s innovation centre:
“I would like to congratulate Carbon Engineering on the groundbreaking of its new innovation centre in Squamish.
“As Carbon Engineering’s advanced development and business headquarters, the innovation centre will optimize its direct air capture and air-to-fuels technologies to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and make low-carbon transportation fuels. The facility will be a model for how this technology can be deployed nationally and internationally, transforming energy systems and reducing climate pollution on a global scale.
“The fact that Carbon Engineering has chosen Squamish as the home of its innovation centre shows that B.C. is an attractive place for businesses to invest and is fast becoming a global leader in clean-energy technology. Through the government’s CleanBC plan and programs like the Innovative Clean Energy Fund, we’re helping to spur innovation, create new economic opportunities and develop made-in-B.C. solutions to address global challenges.
“Carbon Engineering’s achievements are a great example of CleanBC in action and how we can grow the economy as we build a better future. As our economic recovery begins to take shape, B.C. has a unique opportunity to invest in innovation and build momentum in the critical transition to cleaner, more sustainable energy systems.”