Direct Air Capture: A Climate Solution

To help combat climate change, we must collaborate and scale climate innovations globally to drive results. In this session, 3M and Svante will share their efforts to advance Direct Air Capture technology to efficiently remove CO2 from the environment, and reduce its impact on global communities.

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About The Speakers

Dr. Gayle Schueller - 3M

Gayle Schueller - Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M

Dr. Gayle Schueller is 3M’s Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer. Gayle started in 3M’s corporate laboratory as a product development engineer and has over 30 years of technical and business leadership experience. Her career spans a broad range of businesses from electronics to healthcare to consumer industries. She has led technical and business teams from around the world including Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America. She is passionate about making a positive impact in the world through science and technology.

Cory Sauer - 3M

Cory Sauer - Global Carbon Capture Lead, 3M SIBG R&D

Cory Sauer is 3M’s Global Carbon Capture Lead for our Safety and Industrial Business Group, where he leads 3M’s efforts to develop and scale materials for Carbon Capture and Carbon Dioxide Removal. He brings a decade of experience in Research & Development, ranging from process engineering to polymers to robotics. Cory holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. ​

Claude Letourneau - Svante

 Claude Letourneau - President & CEO, Svante

Claude Letourneau is an industrial projects veteran who brings to Svante a broad range of experience leading large world-class projects. His leadership style is underscored by effort, energy, and excitement – the 3Es of visionary thinkers. At ease bringing about change, Mr. Letourneau will leverage his 30 years’ experience in advanced technology development and commercialization to help steer the company to be a global leader in building a CO2 Marketplace. Previously, Claude held senior management roles with Canam Group Inc., SNC-Lavalin Inc., and Kontron Embedded Computers AG. He also founded two technology companies, Vaperma, Inc. and Avestor Inc.


Gayle Schueller

Cory Sauer

Claude Letourneau


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