The Natural Gas Innovation Fund Announces the Appointment of John Adams to the Clean Resources Innovation Network Board of Directors

September 30, 2020        Ottawa, ON           Natural Gas Innovation Fund

The Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF) announces that John Adams, its Managing Director, was appointed and voted in to the Clean Resources Innovation Network (CRIN) Board of Directors, effective September 30, 2020. John Adams will serve on the CRIN Finance and Audit Committee.

“We are pleased to welcome John as a new independent director to the CRIN Board and especially value the finance, cleantech and gas experience he brings to the current Board we have in place,” said Joy Romero, Chair, CRIN. “John joins CRIN at an exciting time as we continue to deliver on our vision for Canada to be the global leader in producing clean hydrocarbons from source to end use and build on the Government of Canada’s announcement of $100 million dollars committed to CRIN from the Strategic Innovation Fund. The addition of John complements our Board of Directors’ skills and experiences, and we are confident he will provide valuable perspectives and contributions as we continue to execute on our mandate.”

“I am excited to be a part of the CRIN Board and the tremendous work that this organization puts into action. Its network of highly successful industrial and regional organizations, along with the capital it brings, expands on Canada’s innovation success story and positions the energy industry for further success through a focus on accelerated commercialization of technology and innovation,” said John Adams, NGIF Managing Director. “Clean technology and innovation are essential to make Canada’s energy sector operate with greater environmental and economic performance. Industry collaboration results in the acceleration of cleantech for the energy sector through the full value chain from concept to market by leveraging capital, resources, and sharing risk.”

“Canada’s natural gas delivery industry supports technology development as part of our commitment to affordability, innovation and environmental performance. NGIF and John Adams’ leadership are a big part of how we demonstrate that commitment. We are excited to see John have the opportunity to bring his enthusiasm and experience to the CRIN Board of Directors.”

Timothy M. Egan, President and CEO, Canadian Gas Association

Associated Links
Natural Gas Innovation Fund
Canadian Gas Association
Clean Resource Innovation Network

About CRIN
The Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) is a group of forward-thinking oil and gas industry professionals, innovators, financiers, policy makers, incubators & accelerators, academics and students committed to the success of the hydrocarbon energy sector, the people and communities that it touches, and a strong, carbon-competitive and diversified Canadian economy.

About the Natural Gas Innovation Fund
NGIF is an industry-led, industry-funded, granting organization created by the Canadian Gas Association that seeks to accelerate cleantech innovation in the production, pipeline transmission, and end-use of natural gas. In doing so, we aim to improve the environmental and economic performance of all in the sector. Our belief is that affordable, reliable, environmentally sound natural gas is a foundational fuel for Canada’s long-term well-being.

About John Adams
John currently serves as the Managing Director of the Natural Gas Innovation Fund, a role he has held since 2016. John is a member of the Natural Gas Technology Centre Board of Directors since 2018, and holds a seat on the International Gas Union, Research, Development and Innovation Committee.  Prior to his current position, he served as Vice President, Industry and a number of roles at Sustainable Development Technology Canada for a total of 7 years. John earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Toronto in Environmental Science and is a graduate of the Berkley Venture Capital Executive Program.

Media Information:

Aysha Raad
Director, Communications
Canadian Gas Association
613-748-0057 ext. 310

Fund Information:

John Adams
Managing Director
Natural Gas Innovation Fund (Fund I) NGIF Cleantech Ventures (Fund II)
613-748-0057 ext. 326