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#SET100 at WEC24 – Road to Abu Dhabi Interview: SeeO2 Energy

September 9, 2019

As part of the SET Award 2019, the top 100-ranked start-ups who applied for the SET Award were rewarded the opportunity to participate and showcase as part of the Innovation Hub at the 24th World Energy Congress (WEC24) 2019 in Abu Dhabi. Sponsored by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, this incredible opportunity includes travel and accommodation expenses, and a showcase space for the SET100 at the congress.

In the lead up to WEC24, we asked the participating SET100 start-ups to answer a few questions to provide potential partners the opportunity to learn more about them and to also help other start-ups learn from their experiences. We thank them for their work toward the global energy transition and for sharing with us the following insights.

#SET100 Start-up: SeeO2 Energy (Canada)

SeeO2 Energy Inc. is a company focused on efficiently converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into marketable and clean value-added fuels and chemicals using reversible fuel-cell technology.

Traveling, pitching, partaking in meetings, and networking requires considerable time and effort. Other than perhaps being given a blank check, what is the best case scenario or result you as a start-up hope to get out of participating in initiatives such as the SET platform and the Innovation Hub at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi?

The innovation Hub at the 24th World Energy Congress and the SET platform are fantastic networking opportunities as well as great platforms for global exposure. We are currently reaching a field demo stage to test our systems in real world industrial applications. Our best-case scenario would be to find the right partners to continue to test and develop our systems in different industrial applications.

What is one of the main obstacles or regulations that you have had to overcome prior to, or in preparation of market entry into your given business environment?

SeeO2 Energy technology is designed to convert GHG emissions on-site, before they are emitted into the atmosphere, into high valuable fuels and chemicals that are needed by the downstream producers. We need to educate our customers on the environmental, economical and logistic advantages and benefits they could achieve with on-site conversion solutions.

Is there some recent news or something else you would like to share?

SeeO2 Energy is proud to say that we have an award-winning technology and award-winning co-founders. SeeO2 Energy made it in the News on June 21st (see here).
See additional info on news and awards here.

Thanks for reading and thanks again to SeeO2 Energy. More information about them can be found here: http://www.seeo2energy.com/

More about the SET100, including a full list of each SET100 start-up can be found here.