Richard Adamson

Richard Adamson, M.Sc., is chair and CEO of Industrial Climate Solutions Inc., developer of innovative industrial process equipment. He also acts as an advisor to innovator/entrepreneurs commercializing climate-related industrial and commercial products and has facilitated the commercialization of innovative technologies in Canada and the United States for more than three decades.

As the founding president of CMC Research Institutes (formerly Carbon Management Canada, a Network Centre of Excellence), Richard drove collaborative, multidisciplinary research projects aimed at industrial greenhouse gas emissions challenges through a global research network.

Richard also assembled the national team that modeled economic ways to move Canada to a prosperous low-carbon future as part of the 16-country Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project. The Canadian economic models developed under DDPP were influential in provincial climate policies across the country.

Before joining CMC, he worked with the Southern Research Institute’s environment and energy team, as part of the U.S. EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Technology Center under the Environmental Technology Verification Program, a global leader in the rigorous, independent verification of greenhouse gas technologies under real-world operating conditions.

As a founder of distributed micro-utility Mariah Energy, he led the development of a network of autonomous self-dispatching microturbine combined heat and power systems. 

  • Cleantech Growth – Building On Alberta’s Fossil Heritage – Part 3

    In the final part of his series, Richard Adamson discusses the growing trend toward low-emissions industrial clusters, and how this offers opportunities to reduce the risk and cost of CO2 management.

    July 4, 2019, 11:23 AM MDT

  • Cleantech Growth – Building On Alberta’s Fossil Heritage – Part 2

    In Part 1 of our series, Richard Admson began to frame the challenge facing industrial producers around the world and began to set the table for Alberta having the potential to be a leading home for future investments in an emissions-constrained world. Today, in Part 2, he looks at some of the components of “Clean-tech” that supports this future, their status and where they may be going over the next years and decades.

    May 30, 2019, 9:12 AM MDT

  • Cleantech Growth – Building On Alberta's Fossil Fuel Heritage

    The topic of climate change and the impact of human alteration of the atmosphere is one that is sure to raise passions or instill depression in any gathering. It makes politics and religion seem like safe dinner party topics unless you have carefully vetted your guests.

    April 30, 2019, 8:39 AM MDT