Emerging Leaders
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Christine Gabardo

Co-founder and Director of Technology, CERT Systems Inc.

Did you know that conventional chemical manufacturing is responsible for about 1.5 GT of CO2 emissions every year? Through extensive research, Christine, co-founder of CERT, has found a way to target these emissions and convert them into valuable products, thus creating a closed carbon cycle. The process required to produce ethylene involves steam cracking of naphtha or natural gas that requires significant inputs of heat and energy. CERT has developed an electrochemical CO2 conversion process, that uses clean electricity and water to recycle waste carbon dioxide into fuels and feedstocks. This technology provides a carbon solution that will advance the circular economy. CERT aims to produce a commercially viable product within the next 5-10 years.