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Carbon Capture for Nonprofits

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, with its partner Cenovus and technology provider CleanO2, recently installed a CarbinX™ unit at the Excel Society building in Edmonton. This installation is the first of several installations being planned as part of Alberta Ecotrust’s Carbon Capture for Nonprofits program. This program helps nonprofits reduce their energy costs while concurrently reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the community.

About the pilot project

Are you a nonprofit in Alberta looking to reduce emissions, lower costs and improve building performance?

Energy conservation measures can help reduce a nonprofits environmental footprint while also improving their financial resilience through lower overall operating costs. 

Finding ways to reduce energy use in buildings can be time-consuming and expensive, making it difficult for nonprofits to lower their operating costs.Carbon capture and storage units can be used to rapidly reduce building energy use and emissions.

That is why Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, with support from Cenovus, has partnered with CleanO2, to launch the Carbon Capture for Nonprofits pilot project.

This program works with nonprofits, charities and social housing organizations in Calgary and Edmonton to install the CARBiN-X unit in their building so they can reduce emissions, lower costs and improve building performance. 

Get Involved

Are you a nonprofit in Calgary or Edmonton? Does your organization own your building or have a long-term lease? You may be a fit for the Carbon Capture for Nonprofits pilot project. We’d love to hear from you. Contact Adil Shivji, Program Specialist, Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, at a.shivji@albertaecotrust.com to learn more.

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Thank you to our pilot project partners

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About the Clean O2 Units

CleanO2 has developed an innovative modular solution, the CARBiN-X unit, capable of reducing building heating system emissions by at least 20%. R&D initiatives are expected to reach 40% emission reductions, with implementation projected in the next year. Further to direct carbon capture, they also reduce overall building energy demands by 20% through utilizing heat recovery associated with the technology. The CleanO2 business model not only includes free preventative maintenance for their customers but also helps contribute to the creation of valuable products (such as soaps and detergents) made from the up-cycled and permanently sequestered CO2. 

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About the Climate Innovation Fund

This project is possible with funding from Alberta Ecotrust's Climate Innovation Fund. The Climate Innovation Fund targets the major urban greenhouse gas emissions sources in Calgary and Edmonton.

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