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Nova Green Inc.

We transform low value starting biomass into a series of high value products that target the healthy food and clean tech marketplaces. Money making model.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded 2007
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Award winning technology enables efficient production of high demand Inulin and Xylitol, targeted to the nutrition/health food marketplace. These non-GMO, gluten-free, diabetic-safe dietary fibre and sugar substitute products target the global food processing market. Remnant biomass is converted into activated biochar, a key component in super-capacitors for renewable energy power storage devices. See video at:


  • Over 25 years of professional experience as a business development leader. Extensive experience with leading national and international technology organizations. Expertise identifying and developing new market opportunities and delivering innovative business solutions for emerging technologies. In-depth understanding of business elements associated with the assessment, development, marketing, and strategic deployment of new technology.

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    Masters Degree in Environmental Management – University of London, England. Special interest in environmental carbon management strategy. Took initiative in “breaking out” emission reduction credits in US $300 million ethanol project. Used modified version of United States Environmental Protection Agency Mobile 5 model as protocol for measuring baseline information.
    Public and private sector policy experience related to freshwater issues.

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    Chief Scientific Officer

    PhD in carbohydrate chemistry from Queens. Dr. Ritchie has helped design, develop, and deliver 3 demonstration/pilot projects directly related to NovaGreen’s proprietary technology. Over the past 20 years he has refined the technology and written/participated in numerous patents related to the core technology. Extensive knowledge related to the chemistry, science, and engineering related to all aspects of technology and processes.


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    President of ADS Solutions. Over a span of some 20 years, has developed more than 100 food and beverage products for major grocery and drug chains in both Canada and the United States. Several of these product formulations have won food industry awards.
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    Ted Bilyea
    Former President of Maple Leaf Foods International, and Executive Vice-President of Maple Leaf Foods Canada. Internationally recognized business expert, with noted background in both the food industry, and in hi-tech and scientific business development.

Previous Investors

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    Battle River Agri-Ventures Cooperative
    Private Industry Sponsor
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    Government of Canada
    NSERC Agricultural Funder
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    Sustainable Development and Technology Canada (SDTC)
    Renewable Technology Investment Sponsor