Cross Carbon Ventures Announces Formation of Carbon Capture Development Partnership

July 29, 2021

Cross Carbon Ventures Announces Formation of Carbon Capture Development Partnership

Cross Carbon Ventures Announces Formation of Carbon Capture Development Partnership

Partnership will use Svante’s Innovative Carbon Capture Technology

Vancouver, BC/ Calgary, AB/Greenwich, CT, July 30, 2021 – Svante Inc., Enbridge Inc. (TSX: ENB) (NYSE: ENB), Cross River Infrastructure Partners LLC, and OTS Ltd., have entered into a commercial Memorandum of Understanding that establishes Cross Carbon Ventures (CCV), an independent carbon capture development partnership. CCV will explore commercial opportunities in North America to develop, build, own and operate carbon capture projects for carbon intensive industries seeking to decarbonize their operations. 

CCV will target the decarbonization of emissions by heavy industries including cement, steelmaking, petroleum refining, and large-scale hydrogen production through the development of point-source carbon capture projects.

“Providing large-scale industrial emitters with a Carbon Capture-as-a-Service offering will be integral to scaling up the carbon capture industry along with CO2 hubs to achieve global decarbonization targets,” said Aaron Ratner, President of CCV.  

CCV will leverage Svante’s innovative technology to capture carbon directly from industrial post-combustion flue gases to produce pipeline-grade CO2 for safe transportation and storage. 

CCV is an ideal partnership to commercialize our technology and to provide a net-zero CO2 emission solution. CCV’s offering, along with progressive carbon abatement policies can make a Carbon Capture-as-a-Service business model profitable across a range of large-scale industrial applications,’’ said Claude Letourneau, Svante’s President and CEO.  

Enbridge, North America’s leading energy infrastructure company, has a unique asset footprint and capabilities spanning the transportation and storage of conventional and low carbon energy sources that are essential to meeting global emissions reduction goals. 

CCV will also benefit from OTS’s experience in operational readiness, commissioning, operation and maintenance of complex first-of-a-kind sustainable infrastructure projects.

About Svante

Svante offers companies in emissions-intensive industries a viable way to capture large-scale CO2 emissions from existing infrastructure, either for safe storage or to be used for further industrial use in a closed loop. With the ability to capture CO2 directly from industrial sources at less than half the capital cost of existing solutions, Svante makes industrial-scale carbon capture a reality.  Svante’s technology is currently being deployed in the field at pilot plant-scale by industry leaders in the energy and cement manufacturing sectors. The CO2MENT Pilot Plant Project – a partnership between Lafarge (Holcim) and TOTAL S.A. – is operating a 1 tonne per day (TPD) plant in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada that will re-inject captured CO2 into concrete, while the construction and commissioning of a 30 TPD demonstration plant was completed in 2019 at an industrial facility in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada.  A 25 TPD demonstration plant is currently under design and construction at Chevron U.S.A. located near Bakersfield, California.  In addition, several feasibility studies for commercial scale carbon capture projects ranging from 500 to 4,500 TPD are underway in North America and Europe.

Svante has attracted more than USD$195 million in investment since it was founded in 2007 including the recent CDN$25 million investment from the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund. Svante’s Board of Directors includes Nobel Laureate and former Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, and Chairman Steven Berkenfeld, former Head of Industrial & Cleantech Practice at Barclays Capital. To learn more about Svante’s technology, click here or visit Svante’s website, LinkedIn or Twitter (@svantesolutions).

About Enbridge

Enbridge Inc. is a leading North American energy infrastructure company. We safely and reliably deliver the energy people need and want to fuel quality of life. Our core businesses include Liquids Pipelines, which transports approximately 25 percent of the crude oil produced in North America; Gas Transmission and Midstream, which transports approximately 20 percent of the natural gas consumed in the U.S.; Gas Distribution and Storage, which serves approximately 3.8 million retail customers in Ontario and Quebec; and Renewable Power Generation, which generates approximately 1,766 MW of net renewable power in North America and Europe. The Company’s common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information, visit  

About Cross River Infrastructure Partners

Cross River Infrastructure Partners LLC is a platform of development companies deploying industry-leading climate technologies and sustainable infrastructure projects across carbon capture and carbon utilization, sustainable protein, clean fuels and clean energy. Cross River focuses on developing and commercializing early and first-of-a-kind projects in North America. For more information, visit 

About OTS

OTS is a premier provider of Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning and Start-Up and Operations and Maintenance services for the energy, mining and utility sectors. With four locations throughout North America and a roster of hundreds of skilled employees, OTS has worked on major capital projects since inception in 2005. Our leading quality management system, based on ISO 9001:2015 standards, ensures consistency and precision in project execution. Our management team is hands-on for every project and are always accessible. Real-time reporting, a commitment to safety and rigorous training, make OTS the best choice to get your project into a steady-state operation safely and efficiently. For more information, please visit

Cross Carbon Ventures Contact Enbridge Contact
Aaron Ratner                                                                                    +1 (888) 992 0997

Svante Contact OTS Contact

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