The University of Toronto Connaught Industry Alliance Symposium on Carbon Capture and Conversion was an event held at the Royal Conservatory of Music on October 11 to October 12, 2016. Phil was a co-chair, organizer, and emcee for this event.

The event was a massive success with over 100 people in attendance from industry, academia, and government. There were executives and VPs from large energy firms such as Total, Saudi Aramco, & Enbridge, chemical companies such as Dupont and Nova Chemicals, cleantech companies such as Hydrogenics and CO2 Solutions, and government and research hub representatives from the Ministry of Ontario, MaRS, Ontario Centers of Excellence, and the Dept. For Foreign Affairs.

This two-day event was jam packed with content from world leaders all discussing their view for a renewable world based around carbon capture and conversion.



Tuesday October 11th, 2016
Ted Sargent, University Professor & VP – International, University of Toronto
Shaffiq Jaffer, VP – Corporate Science and Technology Projects, Total
David Sinton, Professor, University of Toronto
Malini Giridhar, VP Market Development, Public & Government Affairs, Enbridge
Jamal Chaouki, Professor, Polytechnique Montreal
Tidjani Niass, Carbon Management Chief Technologist, Saudi Aramco
George Shimizu, Professor, University of Calgary
Daryl Wilson, President & CEO, Hydrogenics
Curtis Berlinguette, Professor, University of British Columbia

Wednesday October 12th
Dan Wicklum, CEO, COSIA
Cathy Crudden, Professor, Queen’s University
Jonathan Carley, VP Business Development, CO2 Solutions
Lars-Erik Gärtner, Innovation Technology Specialist, Linde Group
Rouzbeh Jafari, Process Development Engineer, Shell
Doug Stephan, Professor, University of Toronto