January Biorenewables Café

by Valdeir Arantes ~ December 20th, 2012. Filed under: Upcoming Café.

Our first Biorenewables Cafe of 2013 will on Tuesday, January 8t at the Railway Club. Hope you can join us from 6-8 pm to network and learn about S2G Biochemical’s technology from MarK Kirby, CEO.


S2G Biochemicals Inc is a North Vancouver based cleantech startup with strong roots in the Pacific Northwest.  With a proven and cost-effective technology developed over 20 years by Founder and CTO Terry Brix for the production of valuable industrial chemicals from renewable materials, a successful pilot plant operating near UBC and commercial projects in development, S2G is poised to capitalize on the growing demand for sustainable bio-chemicals.  President & CEO Mark Kirby will outline the demand and market opportunity for biochemicals and in particular the “bio-glycols” that S2G produces.  He will highlight the challenges that face small companies in commercializing capital-intensive technologies and S2G’s strategy to succeed.


Mark Kirby, President and CEO of S2G Biochemicals Inc., has over 25 years experience in growing new technology businesses in a large and small company environment.  He was Director, Corporate Development with high-tech company Ballard Power Systems, responsible for the $100 MM divestiture of Ballard’s automotive fuel cell business to Daimler and Ford, and for Ballard’s Residential Cogeneration business.  Prior to that, Mark was VP Business Development with Vancouver clean energy start-up QuestAir Technologies, managing QuestAir’s business direction and strategic partnerships.  Mark got his grounding in technology development, operations, new business development and business management over a 17-year career with Praxair Inc., a major multinational industrial chemicals company, with postings across North America.   Mark has a BASc Eng (Hon) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

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