Corporate Governance




Mr. Jacques L. Huot

Managing Director

Mr. Huot is a member of the Board of Directors .

Please read more about Mr. Broda on the "Executive Team" page of this site.





Dr. Ian Ireland

Director

Dr. Ireland is a Ph.D. chemist with ten years industrial experience in analytical instrument and methods development, environmental consulting, and green technology development. He has been Involved in the design and scale up of high and low temperature pyrolysis systems, petroleum refinery laboratory operations, large-scale organic synthesis and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) pharmaceutical manufacturing and scale-up.

Dr. Ireland has specialized knowledge in analytical instrument development, commercial process development, separation science, green wastewater treatment systems, pyrolysis, waste to energy systems and waste management. He also has experience in waste characterization and waste audits.

Dr. Ireland was involved in the development of a commercial scale CarboniserTM, a vacuum pyrolysis system, plant design and equipment development. He was also involved in the development of a pilot scale vacuum pyrolysis unit that was used to evaluate potential feedstocks and optimize product yield and quality.

Dr. Ireland has worked for Erin Consulting Ltd. (a private environmental consulting firm) University of Regina (research), Biomira Inc. (a biotechnology company), Consumer’s Cooperative Refineries Limited (petroleum refinery) and the University of Alberta (department of chemistry). He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Regina, and sits on the Advisory Committee, International Biochar Initiative.





Brian Broda

Director

Mr. Broda is a member of the Board of Directors .

Please read more about Mr. Broda on the "Executive Team" page of this site.





Kelsey Prenevost

Director

Mr. Prenevost is a dynamic executive with more than twelve years experience in the Biotechnology sector. His career has been devoted to producing economically viable and environmentally sustainable business initiatives. His collective experience in the biofuels industry of over ten years includes $75M in grant and incentive writing and over $40M in equity and debt financing.

Mr. Prenevost was President and Founder of Kyoto Fuels Corporation, which owned and operated one of the largest biodiesel facilities in Canada. He is also Vice President of the Western Canada Biodiesel Association that promotes the use and production of biodiesel in Western Canada. He helped develop the Alberta Renewable Fuels Standard in conjunction with the Alberta Department of Energy and stakeholders of the petroleum industry, which requires the use of 120 million litres of biodiesel annually in the province.

Mr. Prenevost was a Director for Prairie BioGas and Power Ltd., a company using a proprietary technology to produce syngas from waste materials for both heat and electrical production. He served on the Clean Air Strategic Alliance Renewable and Alternatives Team and was the President of the Southern Alberta Group for the Environment (“SAGE”) from 2003-2007. He sat on the Technical Advisory Committee of Light Up the World Foundation (“LUTW”), a non-profit organization based in Calgary that promotes renewable energy projects in developing communities around the globe.

Mr. Prenevost has also given numerous public speaking engagements on environmental topics including biofuels and bioenergy, including an appearance on TEDx regarding creative leadership.

Mr. Prenevost has a BSc. in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry and Microbiology from the University of Victoria, B.C. Mr. Prenevost taught Environmental Issues and Microbiology at the Lethbridge College for three years. He also worked with University of Victoria, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the University of Alberta on projects varying from the development of genetically modified crops, cattle genotyping, plant and animal pathology and the investigation into the nature of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy. In April, 2012 he was awarded an Honorary Degree from the Lethbridge College for his efforts on sustainability.



Board of Directors

Jacques Huot
Managing Director


Dr. Ian Ireland
Director


Brian Broda
Director

Kelsey Prenevost
Director