John Zhou is the Vice President, Clean Energy at Alberta Innovates. In this role, John is responsible for Alberta’s strategic investment in oil and gas, clean technology, and environmental innovation. Prior to his current role, John served as Chief Technical Officer and Acting CEO of Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES). In 2009, John led the development of an industry consortium in Materials and Reliability in Oil Sands (MARIOS) with 25 companies. In 2016, John developed the vision for Bitumen Beyond Combustion (BBC) to grow a multibillion-dollar industry in a low carbon global economy based on Alberta’s oil sands resources.