CarbonCure CEO Rob Niven awarded the 2016 Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award

The CarbonCure technology, which has been installed in concrete plants across North America, has recently been recognized for a series of awards, including most recently the 2016 Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award. The Manning Awards annually recognizes Canadian innovation across multiple disciplines. CarbonCure CEO Robert Niven, an outdoor adventure enthusiast, proudly describes the evolution of CarbonCure in this video produced by the Manning Foundation:


2016 Manning Innovation Award Winner, Robert Niven

The Manning Innovation Award comes on the heels of CarbonCure’s recent announcement that its team has been selected as a semi-finalist in the $20 million global NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition. The XPRIZE competition, which has been compared to the Nobel Prize of the carbon world, challenges teams to develop breakthrough technologies that convert the most CO2 into high value products. Co-sponsored by NRG and COSIA, the multi-year competition is designed to address CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, a leading contributor to climate change.


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About CarbonCure Technologies Inc.

CarbonCure is concrete’s gateway to the green building community. Its technology chemically repurposes waste carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process. Through collaboration with leading designers, the company and its partners are supplying a scalable solution to address the growing demand for green building materials. CarbonCure concrete is available through concrete manufacturers across North America. For more information, visit:

About the Ernest C. Manning Awards

The Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation was established in 1980 by Alberta Energy Company CEO David Mitchell. Working with former Alberta premier Ernest C. Manning and others, he built the foundation to recognize and celebrate Canadian innovators of all ages and across all disciplines. Since then, the Foundation has built a national network of 3,000 young and adult innovators who are leaders in technology, business, engineering, and social innovation advancement. It has awarded innovation prizes to 265 Canadians who have demonstrated innovative talent in developing and successfully marketing a new concept, process or procedure. For more information, including the full list of 2016 Innovation Award winners, visit:

About the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE
Few challenges are greater and more critical than ensuring access to clean, affordable and abundant energy. As the global energy supply remains primarily derived from fossil fuels – the leading contributor to climate change – the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE will challenge the world to reimagine what we can do with CO2 emissions by incentivizing and accelerating the development of technologies that convert CO2 from a liability into valuable products. For more information, visit