CMC Research Institutes got its start in 2009 as Carbon Management Canada – a not-for-profit corporation established to fund university research aimed at reducing carbon emissions in industry. Carbon Management Canada was the result of a successful proposal under the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence program that resulted in an award of $25 M with an additional $25 M matching grant received from Alberta Environment. A further $2.5 M commitment was received from seven industry supporters.
Between 2010 and 2012, Carbon Management Canada awarded $22 M to a portfolio of 44 research projects and supported 155 researchers and over 200 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Our research program resulted in the formation of seven start-up companies as well as four patents, six patent applications, two invention disclosures and one license granted.
In 2013, Carbon Management Canada broadened its scope and now provides emissions reduction solutions and support to Canadian and international industry in a carbon-constrained global economy. We provide advisory services to industries exploring ways to meet emissions reduction targets, run a joint industry program to disseminate cutting-edge research to inform emissions management and monitoring, work with small and medium technology companies to provide market assessments and scale-up services, and are training a new generation of professionals to lead in a low carbon world. CMC promotes solutions for decarbonization through applied research, the publication of industry-focused reports, and through the coordination of national programs to accelerate emissions reduction efforts.