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Virtual Panel - Innovation for Social Good
28 July 2021

Apoorv Sinha
Co-Founder & CEO at Carbon Upcycling Technologies


Apoorv is a co-founder and CEO of a Carbon Capture & Utilization technology start-up, Carbon Upcycling Technologies (CUT), that is commercializing a process to convert CO2 emissions into performance enhancing fillers for concrete, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and batteries. CUT has scaled its technology over 10 million times since conception and operates a 20 tonne per day commercial facility providing carbon-embedded cementitious materials to the Calgary market in Canada since April 2021. CUT is a Carbon X-Prize X-Factor award winner, an Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) Grand Challenge Semi-finalist, and has received support from various provincial and federal entities in Canada. In 2017, CUT became the youngest CO2 utilization company to commercialize a product from CO2 emissions, within 2.5 years of founding.

Apoorv is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Energy awardee (2020), an alumni of the Energy Futures Lab, a 2016 Leading Change delegate, a Clean50 Emerging Leader 2016, and has served on the ACTia (Alberta Cleantech Industrial Alliance) Board of Directors (2017-19). Apoorv is also a 2018 Action Canada Alumni, Canada’s premier youth leadership training program.Apoorv has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in Chemical engineering (2010).

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