The 10 finalists will collect $5 million in prize money, or $500,000 apiece.
It’s responsible for about 56 million tonnes per year of the total of 71 million tonnes of GHGs emitted.
Alberta agency has provided $35 million to find the best new uses for captured carbon.
Centre will initially be used by finalists of the Carbon Xprize competition.
$20 million prize is funded by the industry group Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance and US company NRG.
Environmentalist argues big oil companies don’t need public subsidy to invest in the basic R&D.
Cooking oil, graphene among prize entry ideas aimed at power plants.
But greenhouse gas emissions targets proving tougher.
Suncor, GE have announced $18 million in investment for projects meant to cut GHG emissions and water use in the oil sands.
DCSG to replace conventional generation.
So far, oil sands players have shared 560 technologies that collectively cost $900 million to develop.