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 adopted a new name and rebranded to CMC Research Institutes, a not-for-profit corporation under federal statutes, and was also registered in 2016 in British Columbia as an extra-provincial non-share corporation. We are hosted by the University of Calgary.