University of Calgary

University of Calgary

October 03, 2011 16:50 ET

University of Calgary: Tour the Virgin Earth Challenge research

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - 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.

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Contact Information

  • Media contact:
    Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy
    Mark Lowey
    Communications Director
    (403) 210-8659 or Cell: (403) 990-6986