Emerging Leaders
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Alex Ip, Ph. D

Co-founder and CEO, CERT Systems Inc.

Industrial manufacturing processes account for 25% of greenhouse gas emissions globally, with chemicals production contributing to over 1.5 Gigatons of CO2 emissions per year. However, the CERT Systems team has developed a revolutionary carbon conversion technology which enables the sustainable electrification of chemical manufacturing, producing valuable products such as ethylene and syngas. Over the past two years Alex and cofounder Christine Gabardo, 2022 Emerging Leader, have scaled CERT’s technology by over 10,000 times, with their new pilot electrolyser being able to convert over 100 kg of carbon dioxide per day. This is the largest CO2 electrolyser that has ever been demonstrated.