Entrepreneur, Engineer, Machine Collector
How does looking at the world of investment differently lead to innovative, Alberta-based businesses? Ian MacGregor has found a knack for investing in technically complicated ventures, ventures that are pushing the bounds of business as usual in Alberta.
A key figure in the construction and operation of the first new refinery in Canada since 1984, overseeing one of the largest construction projects in Western Canada has taken on a whole new level with incorporating carbon capture and storage solutions into the project. The end result? Ultra-low sulphur diesel with one of the lowest carbon footprints of any petroleum-based fuel.
Ian is also involved with the construction of the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL), a fully integrated carbon capture and storage system that will have the potential to compress, transport and store 14.6 million tonnes of CO2 per year at full capacity.
A collector of machinery since childhood, Ian’s passion and curiosity led him to become the primary benefactor and curator of the Canadian Museum of Making. His hobbies and collections include Victorian engineering history and machinery, architectural blacksmithing, and forged African metal works.