Candice Paton

Executive Director, Clean Technology at Alberta Innovates

Candice Paton is the Executive Director for Clean Technology on the Alberta Innovates Clean Energy team with over 10 years of experience in technology development and innovation in energy systems. At Alberta Innovates, she and her team partner with industry, academia and entrepreneurs to accelerate the development, demonstration and adoption of innovative cleantech solutions that will benefit Alberta; particularly with respect to diversification and our energy transition. Previously in her career as a Director for the Recovery Technologies program at Alberta Innovates, Candice focused on the oil sands industry and the innovation needed to improve production efficiency and economics by improving GHG emissions, fresh water use, and the supply cost of bitumen to be globally competitive. She also spent 7 years on the Technology Development team at Cenovus Energy, deploying new technologies that can improve on emissions, energy efficiency and climate change impacts in oil sands facilities. Candice is passionate about energy technologies and the efforts required to move the needle on environmental performance in Alberta. She completed her B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta and her M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Calgary. She also holds her Professional Engineer designation with APEGA.