About Clean O2
30 Second Pitch:
CleanO2, a post-revenue enterprise, is on the leading edge of converting carbon dioxide emissions from buildings into valuable, high margin consumer and industrial products, including soaps and detergents. As these GHG emissions would otherwise be released into the atmosphere, CleanO2 is addressing a pressing environmental issue in the process which distinguishes its products from competitors. As carbon footprints and sustainable business practices continue to become more important to consumers and investors, the timing is right to introduce CleanO2’s technology and CO2 derived products into the market. There are very few technologies and products that offer the “feel good” story and mass social and conventional media exposure opportunity that CleanO2 has. With the right people, partners and resources, CleanO2 will be well positioned to leverage its unique technology and overcome any obstacles along the road to commercialization and profitability. Creating a new product category is never easy, but social and regulatory dynamics have aligned to create a pull for CARBiNX and the valuable products it makes possible.
The world’s first decentralized commercial carbon capture device to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the heating industry, which accounts for approximately 12% of the US’ GHG output.
Clean O2 Team
Founders: Scott Forgrave, Kathi Fischer, and Jaeson Cardiff
Chief Executive Officer
Jaeson has been involved in the heating industry as a plumber and gas fitter for over 20 years and is passionate about both innovation and heating systems. He has worked on systems dating back to the 1920s to modern heating systems. 15 years ago he recognized the heating industry needed to do more to move towards the reduction and elimination of carbon emissions and began surrounding himself with incredibly talented people that could help realize his vision of a decarbonized future. Jaeson has lead CleanO2 to it’s current position as an industry leader in innovative carbon capture solutions.
Jaeson is a graduate of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and lives in Airdrie Alberta Canada with his wife of 19 years and their 11-year-old son.
Chief Operating Officer
Alistair began his career in banking and financial services, working in both commercial credit and investment advisory services. He started a small business consulting firm with several partners which provided project management support for non-profit entities around Alberta. Alistair then joined an Alberta Government agency where he managed several programs and provided guidance and support towards advancing entrepreneurial and industry technology interests. With a passion for the environment and business, Alistair joined the CleanO2 team and is excited about doing his part in helping progress society towards a sustainable and prosperous future.
Alistair graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts degree (major in Economics and minor in Political Science). He is currently working towards his MBA at Queen’s University. He spends his free time camping, hiking, travelling and volunteering. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta with his wife and three children.
Chief Science Officer
Kathi Fischer is a Chemical Technologist and has been with the Clean O2 team since inception in 2005. She has 20 years of experience in both the chemical and heating industry adds a significant level of expertise to the team. Kathi is passionate about both industries and playing a role in helping reduce emissions.
Kathi is a graduate from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and lives in Calgary with her husband of 24 years and two daughters currently attending Mount Royal University. She spends her free time gardening, camping and enjoying the outdoors with her family whenever weather allows.
Chief Technology Officer
Warren Brooke is a Professional Engineer and serves as CleanO2’s Chief Technology Officer. Warren has spent his career reducing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, from the design phase (LEED energy modeling) to increasing the efficiency of operations of existing buildings (energy auditing). Warren has also served on municipal government operations to establish and track greenhouse gas emissions, and design programs for GHG reductions. Finally, Warren also has a wealth of experience in generating carbon offsets from projects that reduce GHG emissions. Carbon offsets allow project owners to monetize the environmental benefits of their actions. Warren is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Energy Manager.
Warren graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a masters in fluid dynamics and lives in Calgary his wife and 3-year-old daughter. He like to spend his free time enjoying the outdoors with his family.
Chief Financial Officer
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA)
B. Comm, University of Calgary, 1985
Keith is a senior financial executive with over 30 years of involvement in the energy sector. With a focus on business performance and ensuring alignment of financial and operational responsibilities throughout the company, also held several senior leadership roles outside of finance including commercial development, information services, human resources and supply chain management. Keith is an active designer of corporate strategies who can align financial and corporate resources in support of strategy attainment. Having worked in both start-up and large corporations, he has managed through many extensive corporate lifecycle transitions and business model transformations.
With over thirteen years in a Chief Financial Officer role, Keith is experienced in strategic corporate and financial planning, investor relations, managing capital structure, budgeting, corporate performance reporting, financial reporting and compliance, corporate governance and risk management.
Erik Allan, P.Eng
Independent director – Marketing and Business development
Erik has a degree from the University of Calgary in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development and is thrilled to be running the Calgary based technology accelerator, the Tundra ACE Program. Starting late 2016, the ACE Program focuses on helping entrepreneurs with disruptive technologies gain access to market through Tundra Process Solutions’ established market channel. Erik has spent the past 4 years evaluating hundreds of innovative technologies and has been involved in over a dozen startups himself. Erik is incredibly passionate about all things entrepreneurship and spends his free time training in martial arts and learning new skills.
Independent director – Business development
Scott Forgrave is one of the founding members of CleanO2 and helped develop its business strategy since it’s inception on 2007. He is the President of Excelair Mechanical Services in Calgary and has 30 years of experience in the commercial HVAC industry.
When he’s not balancing his time between CleanO2 and Excelair, he’s spending time with his family or finding a few moments out on the golf course.
Independent director – Business development and legal council
John is a lawyer and co-founder of EnerNext Partners, a unique legal and advisory firm that specializes in energy, cleantech and sustainability. John is one of Canada’s leading cleantech lawyers and has a passion for working with early stage cleantech companies. He has extensive experience advising clients in the cleantech sector. In addition to his law practice, John has considerable business and entrepreneurial experience that he is able to leverage for the benefit of his clients. He has founded and co-founded several companies and has been a director of a public cleantech company. He has and continues to serve on the boards of several cleantech and renewable energy companies. John was a co-founder and is a director of the North American Climate Exchange. His broad experience enables him to provide effective legal and strategic advice on corporate and commercial matters. As a leading climate change and cleantech practitioner, John has advised on several of Alberta’s carbon capture and sequestration projects and co-authored a report for Alberta Economic Development Authority on Carbon Capture and Sequestration. John presents and publishes articles frequently and was featured on the cover of Lexpert Magazine as one of Canada’s leading cleantech lawyers. He’s been quoted and referenced in the National Post, Globe and Mail, Lexpert and Oilweek Magazine.
The ACTia team was invited by Jaeson Cardiff, CEO and Co-Founder of Clean O2, to have an on-site visit where he talked about Clean O2’s brilliant technology, including their CARBiNX C1 machine which reduces greenhouse gas emissions from gas-fired heating appliances as well as reduces energy demands through heat recovery.
Check out the following ACTia Clean Tech Podcasts, in which we featured Jaeson Cardiff, CEO and Co-Founder of Clean O2.