Robert Niven, MSC
Chief Executive Officer & Founder - Robert is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of cleantech developer CarbonCure Technologies. Robert is a cleantech entrepreneur inspired to find profitable, sustainable and scalable solutions for the cement and concrete sectors. He is part of the global race to develop affordable carbon-negative concrete at scale. Robert has earned a reputation of uncovering innovative ways to raise profits, lower greenhouse gases and improve the material performance of the world’s most abundant man-made material – concrete. Robert has received countless international awards recognizing his leadership in sustainability, innovation and technology development including the Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, the 2016 Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award, and the Cleantech Group’s Top 100 Global Cleantech Companies. He holds an MSc in Environmental Engineering from McGill University and a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Victoria. In his spare time, Robert is an avid outdoors enthusiast and devotes his time to nature conservation and environmental community events.
Back in 2007, CarbonCure set out to reduce the carbon footprint of the concrete industry. We now find ourselves at the forefront of a movement to turn waste carbon dioxide (CO2) into a valuable commodity - concrete. This new industry of carbon utilization is expected to become a $1 trillion industry, and reduce global greenhouse gases by up to 15%, by the year 2030.
CarbonCure is the world leader in CO2 utilization technologies for the cement and concrete sector. Its retrofit technology chemically mineralizes waste carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process to make greener and stronger concrete. The CarbonCure Technology is being used by concrete producers across North America to reduce concrete’s carbon footprint, create new production cost savings and gain a competitive sales advantage. Concrete plants are retrofitted in a single day and require no CAPEX or changes to their materials and production practices.