University of Calgary

Tour the Virgin Earth Challenge research

Submitted by darmstro on Tue, 2011-10-04 14:18.

Oct. 3, 2011

Imagine being able to combat climate change by capturing global-warming emissions from thin air.

That's exactly what a company, created from University of Calgary-affiliated scientist David Keith's research - and located on campus - is working on.

Carbon Engineering is the only Canadian finalist among more than 2,500 entries vying for a $25-million prize in the Virgin Earth Challenge, an international competition founded by Sir Richard Branson of the Virgin Group.

At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, reporters are invited to tour Carbon Engineering's site on campus ( and view the company's prototype air capture machine. David Keith will be onsite for interviews.

To confirm your attendance, please call or email the Media Contact below.

DIRECTIONS: The site is located just off West Campus Drive, across from the Children's Hospital and near the Physical Plant on the east side of West Campus Drive. See attached map.

To view the map associated with this press release, please see the following link: